• Short Summary

    POLICE IN MADRAS HAVE ARRESTED 73 PEOPLE FOLLOWING A MYSTERIOUS OUTBREAK OF FIRES IN SLUM AREAS.

  • Description

    POLICE IN MADRAS HAVE ARRESTED 73 PEOPLE FOLLOWING A MYSTERIOUS OUTBREAK OF FIRES IN SLUM AREAS.

    WITHIN SIX DAYS, FIRES HAVE GUTTED MORE THAN 3,000 HUTS KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND LEAVING SOME 30,000 HOMELESS. THE MADRAS WITH BAD RECORDS WHO WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

    SEVERAL CHILDREN HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE OUTBREAKS, AND SOME OF THE LARGE POPULATION OF THE SLUM AREAS MOVED OUT AS THE TENSION AND PANIC REACHED PROPORTION EXPERIENCED LAST YEAR IN A SIMILAR EPIDEMIC OF MYSTERY BLAZES.

    POLICE COMMISSIONER, MR. P. KUPPUSWAMI, ORDERED CLOSE SURVEILLANCE BY EXTRA TEAMS OF POLICE THROUGHOUT THE AREA, AND THE MADRAS FIRE SERVICE MAINTAINED A GENERAL ALERT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9E6V0SMD2JXSLHI6JEHGI7WF4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9E6V0SMD2JXSLHI6JEHGI7WF4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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