• Short Summary

    IN SOUTHERN INDIA, THE DEAD ARE BEING COUNTED AFTER THE CYCLONE AND TIDAL WAVE. RAMESWARAM?

  • Description

    IN SOUTHERN INDIA, THE DEAD ARE BEING COUNTED AFTER THE CYCLONE AND TIDAL WAVE. RAMESWARAM ISLAND, THE "STEPPING STONE" TO CEYLON LOST ITS BRIDGE LINKING THE ISLAND BY RAIL TO THE MAINLAND. AND A TRAIN WITH OVER 100 PEOPLE ON BOARD WHICH WAS SWEPT AWAY IS STILL UNDER THE WATER.

    WEATHER OFFICES WARNED HAVOC WAS COMING AS MUCH AS 36 HOURS AHEAD BUT FEW PEOPLE SEEMED TO HEED THE WARNING. HUNDREDS ARE NOW MISSING AND THE FINAL DEATH TOLL COULD RISE TO 2,000. WEDNESDAY'S TIDAL WAVE WHICH HIT CEYLON AS WELL HAS KILLED NEARLY A THOUSAND.

    FISHING VILLAGES HAVE DISAPPEARED AND THE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS THROUGHOUT THE STRICKEN REGION ARE BEING SHELTERED UNDER SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE RICE CROPS ARE RUINED AND FOOD IS BEING SENT IN, AS WELL AS MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHING. IT IS FEARED THAT ON THE ISLAND ITSELF OVER 500 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Y8E0B8TE6V1KKAHSFIWVN1WF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Y8E0B8TE6V1KKAHSFIWVN1WF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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