• Short Summary

    Thirteen people have died and many others are missing in the worst floods of the century in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory in eastern Australia.

  • Description

    Thirteen people have died and many others are missing in the worst floods of the century in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory in eastern Australia.

    Brisbane, the capital of Queensland has been particularly badly hit and on Monday (28 January) the city's 800,000 people were told to expect more rain and major flooding.

    Many thousands have been evacuated from their homes and emergency services have set up refuges centres in church halls and schools on high ground.

    The rising water has knocked out a power station and caused a 62,000 ton tanker, the Robert Miller to break her moorings. The tanker missed a block of flats by ten yards as it swung around in the river.

    There is a shortage of food in Brisbane and many other parts of Queensland. Massive airlifts have begun to Georgetown on the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north of the state.

    The floods have put a quarter of a million square miles of Queensland under water and done at least 20 million dollars worth of damage (GBP10 million)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8CRHFCF95QIEHTMXTV405O1MQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CRHFCF95QIEHTMXTV405O1MQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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