• Short Summary

    Floods which have devastated thousands of acres in southern Punjab, north India, Aug 31 reached the town of Rohtak, only 50 miles north of Delhi.

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    LV bus through floods
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    GV voluntary workers digging earth to save threatened railway line
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    GV workers carry earth along railway line
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    GV workers banking earth along railway
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    Sv ditto
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    SV more earth is banked along railway line
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    GV PAN from workers on railway to flooded field
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    GV flooded field
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    LV AND SV crops under water
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    GV flood refugees through floods carrying their belongings
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    CU ditto
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    LV flooded house
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    GV another
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    GV homes in a town under water
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    Background: Floods which have devastated thousands of acres in southern Punjab, north India, Aug 31 reached the town of Rohtak, only 50 miles north of Delhi. The flooding, caused by torrential rains, is claimed as the worst in this part of India since records were begun 90 years ago, and has already led to the deaths of at least 50 people.

    There has been severe damage to crops - a serious blow to India with its constant fight to produce more food for its needy masses. Rail services have been completely disrupted and road transport has also been badly affected. Hundreds of homes have been flooded.

    In an effort to save one of the railway lines in the area, teams of voluntary workers from nearby villages and towns have been helping to dig and pile earth along the sides of the railway embankment.

    In eastern India also - in Orissa state - there has been severe and extensive flooding. 28 deaths are reported, and widespread damage. The floods are the worst ever known in the area, but are now beginning to recede.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8H6ORAMEA0AFQF8SCEPC4QOZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8H6ORAMEA0AFQF8SCEPC4QOZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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