• Short Summary

    A state of emergency was called in Nelson City, New Zealand recently after torrential rain caused a river to break its banks.

  • Description

    A state of emergency was called in Nelson City, New Zealand recently after torrential rain caused a river to break its banks. The flooding caused widespread damage and the loss of two lives.

    The river broke its banks after several days of heavy rain. The flood water tore away footbridges and damaged property along the river banks. Essential services were cut off in some of the worst hit areas of the city.

    An 88-year-old woman was sleeping when a wall of mud slipped down a hill and demolished her house. Rescue workers managed to extract her but she died before she reached hospital.

    Another 66-year-old woman was swept to her death by the floodwaters.

    The floods are the worst to hit Nelson for forty years. The city is the centre of a major fruitgrowing and tourist area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UIJ8L5IYO0O3CE7XSDPKSNO6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UIJ8L5IYO0O3CE7XSDPKSNO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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