• Short Summary

    As the official death-toll in the Peruvian earthquake rises to fifty thousand, urgently-needed relief supplies were flooding into the country.

  • Description

    As the official death-toll in the Peruvian earthquake rises to fifty thousand, urgently-needed relief supplies were flooding into the country. Food, blankets, tents, water and medical supplies were among the items flown into the major reception point, a Peruvian Air Force base near the capital, Lime, on Sunday.

    Among the first countries to fly in supplies for the diaster area, were Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela and the United States. The Red Cross also began shifting relief to be air dropped into the earthquakes zone.

    One of the most urgent needs for relief workers are helicopters. One flown in on Sunday (June 7) in United States Air Force Hercules cargo aircraft. This helicopter was pressed into immediate service. Today (Tuesday) the U.S. aircraft carrier Guam anchored off Lima to provide more helicopter support to the massive relief operation.

    Latest reports from the area indicate that the death toll may yet rise. Peruvian government officials say, however that an epidemic of typhoid which was once feared in now under control.

    Meanwhile, help is arriving daily in Peru from all over the world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8LE4LUSAILPV5MAXDFFUV6WBL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LE4LUSAILPV5MAXDFFUV6WBL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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