• Short Summary

    INDIAN VILLAGERS IN ASSAM AND NORTH BENGAL ARE STILL BURYING THEIR DEAD AND REBUILDING VILLAGES THAT WERE TORN TO SHREDS LAST WEEK BY A VIOLENT CYCLONE.

  • Description

    INDIAN VILLAGERS IN ASSAM AND NORTH BENGAL ARE STILL BURYING THEIR DEAD AND REBUILDING VILLAGES THAT WERE TORN TO SHREDS LAST WEEK BY A VIOLENT CYCLONE.REACHING MORE THAN 100 MILES AN HOUR, IT SWEPT THROUGH 32 VILLAGES IN A FEW MINUTES, LEAVING A TRAIL OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION 20 MILES LONG AND QUARTER OF A MILE WIDE.

    WITH MANY PEOPLE STILL MISSING, CASUALTIES ARE OFFICIALLY PLACED AT 130 DEAD AND 700 INJURED.5,000 HOMES WERE DEMOLISHED AND THOUSANDS OF LIVESTOCK KILLED.MOST OF THOSE KILLED WERE STRUCK BY COLLAPSING ROOFS OR CORRUGATED IRON SHEETS HURTLED ALONG BY THE FIERCE WIND.

    SEVERAL PEOPLE REPORTED HAVING BEEN SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND CARRIED LONG DISTANCES BY THE CYCLONE, YET ESCAPING WITH ONLY MINOR INJURIES.OTHERS SURVIVED THOUGH THEIR HUTS WERE BLOWN AWAY FROM AROUND THEM.

    THE VICTIMS SUFFERED FOR TWO DAYS WITHOUT RELIEF BEFORE GOVERNMENT TEAMS ARRIVED WITH FOOD, MEDICAL AID AND SUPPLIES TO HELP REBUILD THE DEVASTATED AREAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WCGC5QGNISU5WUCG5GK4OUJU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WCGC5QGNISU5WUCG5GK4OUJU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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