• Short Summary

    A TORNADO THAT HIT THE GHANAIAN VILLAGE OF AKIM ADJOBUE WRECKED HOMES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND LEFT DOZENS OF FAMILIES HOMELESS.

  • Description

    A TORNADO THAT HIT THE GHANAIAN VILLAGE OF AKIM ADJOBUE WRECKED HOMES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND LEFT DOZENS OF FAMILIES HOMELESS.

    THE WIND AND RAIN HIT THE AREA ON MAY 6 AND WAS DESCRIBED AS THE SEVEREST IN LIVING MEMORY. THE TORNADO LASTED 15 MINUTES AND CAUSED DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT NEARLY GBP50,000 STERLING. AND AT NEARBY AKIM ODA 10 HOMES WERE HIT AND ROOFS WERE RIPPED OF. ONE OF THE WORST HIT HOMES WAS THE PALACE OF A LOCAL CHIEFTAIN.

    AFTERWARDS IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY TWO INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE TORNADO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZDVQB47OPHQEL8T8CQZ8P90A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZDVQB47OPHQEL8T8CQZ8P90A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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