• Short Summary

    WHILE A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DISASTER HIT IRAN, LATER EARTH TREMORS WRECKED TWO TOWNS IN NORTH-EAST TURKEY, KILLING AN ESTIMATED 27 PEOPLE AND INJURING HUNDREDS MORE.

  • Description

    WHILE A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DISASTER HIT IRAN, LATER EARTH TREMORS WRECKED TWO TOWNS IN NORTH-EAST TURKEY, KILLING AN ESTIMATED 27 PEOPLE AND INJURING HUNDREDS MORE. THE EARTHQUAKE HIT THE TWO TOWNS OF BARTIN AND ASMARA, ABOUT 160 MILES (257 KMS) FROM ISTAMBUL ON MONDAY, FORTY-EIGHT HOURS AFTER THE IRAN DISASTER BECAME KNOWN.

    THE CENTRE OF EARTHQUAKE WAS THE BLACK SEA TOWN OF BARTIN, BUT AMASRA AND MANY VILLAGES IN THE AREA WERE DAMAGED. THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL IS 27 BUT THE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE MAKES AN ACCURATE COUNT IMPOSSIBLE.

    EARTH TREMORS CONTINUED LAST NIGHT WHILE HUNDREDS OF REFUGEES LEFT THEIR RUINED HOMES TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN POURING RAIN.

    FROM THE TURKISH CAPITAL OF ANKARA, EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AND TENTS WERE RUSHED TO THE AREA, AND SUPPLIES OF BLOOD PLASMA WERE TAKEN WITH MEDICAL TEAMS TO DEAL WITH THE INJURED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SP25IG1ZV0C5ZRTVLJJ40UK0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SP25IG1ZV0C5ZRTVLJJ40UK0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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