• Short Summary

    A SPRAWLING SHANTY-TOWN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF RABAT WAS LARGELY DEVASTATED BY FIRE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).?

  • Description

    A SPRAWLING SHANTY-TOWN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF RABAT WAS LARGELY DEVASTATED BY FIRE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). MOROCCAN TROOPS JOINED FIREMEN IN FIGHTING THE BLAZE WHICH SPREAD RAPIDLY THROUGH THE LARGELY WOODEN BUILDINGS. ONE PERSON DIED IN THE BLAZE, SEVEN WERE INJURED AND HUNDREDS MADE HOMELESS.

    SYNOPSIS: THE REMAINS OF A SPRAWLING SHANTY TOWN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF RABAT. IT WAS DEVASTATED BY A MYSTERY FIRE, WHICH SWEPT THROUGH THE PREDOMINANTLY WOODEN SHACKS AND SHANTIES ON WEDNESDAY. SCORES OF MAKESHIFT BUILDINGS WENT UP IN FLAMES DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING. FIREMEN FROM THE MOROCCAN CAPITAL WERE JOINED BY DETACHMENTS OF TROOPS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE.

    AT LEAST ONE PERSON DIED IN THE FLAMES, AND ANOTHER SEVEN WERE BADLY ENOUGH INJURED TO REQUIRE TREATMENT. THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS RAN TO HUNDREDS--AND MANY OF THEM LOST EVERYTHING AS THE FLAMES SPREAD TOO RAPIDLY FOR THEM TO SALVAGE ANY POSSESSIONS. AS THE DAMPING DOWN OPERATIONS CONTINUED LONG INTO WEDNESDAY, THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS STILL A MYSTERY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8L91VQUCIKS0QAF4TZD7AIXCR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L91VQUCIKS0QAF4TZD7AIXCR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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