• Short Summary

    THE KOTA BELUD AREA IN NORTH BORNEO HAS BEEN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT DURING SEVERE FLOODS IN THE THREE BRITISH TERRITORIES ON THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE ISLAND OF BORNEO.

  • Description

    THE KOTA BELUD AREA IN NORTH BORNEO HAS BEEN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT DURING SEVERE FLOODS IN THE THREE BRITISH TERRITORIES ON THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE ISLAND OF BORNEO.

    SEASONAL MONSOONS SWEPT THROUGH THE TERRITORIES AS WELL AS THE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES NEARLY A WEEK AGO, FEEDING THE FLOOD WATERS WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN AND MAKING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HOMELESS.

    IN NORTHERN BORNEO, 25, 000 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED LAST TUESDAY.DAMAGE TO CROPS AND LIVESTOCK WAS SEVERE.AROUND KOTA BELUD, HALF THE PADDY CROP WAS LOST, A LARGE NUMBER OF ANIMALS WERE SWEPT AWAY, AND AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS DROWNED WHILE MANY OTHERS ARE MISSING.

    LAST FRIDAY, WORK GANGS FROM KOTA BELUD WERE BUSY CLEARING THE ONLY ROAD TO JESSELTON, THE CAPITAL OF NORTH BORNEO, AFTER IT HAD BEEN CUT BY A LANDSLIDE.FLOOD VICTIMS - MEMBERS OF INDIGENOUS TRIBES LIVING IN THE AREA - FLOCKED INTO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRES TO OBTAIN FOOD.

    LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND BRITISH FORCES - STATIONED HERE SINCE THE BRUNEI UPRISING - WERE USING BOATS, HELICOPTERS AND TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT TO FERRY FOOD, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHING TO ISOLATED VILLAGES.

    (REPORTS WERE REACHING LONDON TODAY OF BRITISH PARATROOP MOVEMENTS FROM SINGAPORE TO THE NORTHERN BORNEO TERRITORIES AND OF AN "ALERT STANDBY" FOR ALL BRITISH FORCES IN THE AREA IN THE FACE OF "CRITICAL STATEMENTS FROM INDONESIA".LATER TODAY, A SPOKESMAN IN SINGAPORE SAID THE TROOP MOVEMENTS WERE "NOT THE RESULT OF A SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA".THE PARATROOPS WERE BEING USED IN AN INFANTRY ROLE, NOT PARACHUTED INTO THE JUNGLE AS REPORTED EARLIER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97ZDUJSSI8EIUUXNAEKWBD1F
    Media URN:
    VLVA97ZDUJSSI8EIUUXNAEKWBD1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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