• Short Summary

    ABOUT 30 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN A THREE-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSED DURING AN EARTHQUAKE, ACCOMPANIED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN.

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    ABOUT 30 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN A THREE-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSED DURING AN EARTHQUAKE, ACCOMPANIED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN. THE TRAGEDY CAME AS INDIANS EVERYWHERE WERE CELEBRATING THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE.

    THE FACT THAT IT WAS INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY SAVE MANY LIVES. JUST BEFORE THE BUILDING COLLAPSED, SIX FAMILIES LEFT IT TO HEAR MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MAKE AN INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH NEARBY. POLICE SAY THAT UP TO 70 PEOPLE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED, IF THE SIX FAMILIES HADN'T LEFT.

    SOLDIERS, POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN WERE STILL WORKING LATE LAST NIGHT CLEARING THE RUBBLE FROM THE NARROW NEW DELHI STREET ON WHICH THE BUILDING WAS LOCATED, LOOKING FOR BODIES. IN ADDITION TO THOSE KILLED, 14 PEOPLE WERE INJURED. THE EARTHQUAKE WHICH CAUSED THE BUILDING TO COLLAPSE SHOOK NEW DELHI FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

    (LESS THAN HALF A MILE AWAY MRS GANDHI HOISTED THE INDIAN FLAG IN HEAVY RAIN ON THE RAMPARTS OF NEW DELHI'S RED FORT TO MARK INDEPENDENCE DAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RJTYN5877PEKU3L8XL3ALHA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RJTYN5877PEKU3L8XL3ALHA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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