• Short Summary

    In Seoul yesterday (Monday, nearly half-a-million public officials, militiamen and students launched a massive effort to clears the debris left by the disastrous rains which struck central Korea over the weekend.

  • Description

    In Seoul yesterday (Monday, nearly half-a-million public officials, militiamen and students launched a massive effort to clears the debris left by the disastrous rains which struck central Korea over the weekend.

    As the work continued, the death toll rose to 353 while the number reported injured topped more than 360. The South Korean Government Relief Headquarters now estimates the total property damage at nearly three-million sterling.

    Rescue workers moved quickly into the worst-hit Seoul suburbs to clear landslides and pump water from low-lying area. As the work progressed, refugees began moving home from churches, schools and other public buildings in which they'd taken shelter for the past two days.

    Nearly 300,000 students broke their summer holidays to help in the rescue work, joining about 180,000 militiamen and 6,000 public officials.

    The Government Relief Headquarters said it expected the death toll to increase as communications were restored with outlying areas in Central Korea after the heaviest rains for nearly 50 years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DFBO44O3KI2CB1RPJ22G9UGP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DFBO44O3KI2CB1RPJ22G9UGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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