• Short Summary

    President Nixon's wife, Patricia, today (June 29) made a five-hour journey through the stricken Huaylas Valley - the worst hit area in the Peru earthquake that killed 50-thousand people last month.

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    President Nixon's wife, Patricia, today (June 29) made a five-hour journey through the stricken Huaylas Valley - the worst hit area in the Peru earthquake that killed 50-thousand people last month.

    Accompanied by the President, Mrs. Nixon flew by helicopter to the El Toro Marine Air station in California to board her plane for Peru where she was to convey the condolences of the American people. Aboard the plane carrying Mrs. Nixon and a second cargo plane, went thousands of pounds of blankets and clothing contributed during the past few weeks by American citizens to help the earthquake victims. Mrs. Nixon also carried financial contributions totalling more than 15-thousand dollars (GBP 6,250 sterling).

    While in Peru, Mrs. Nixon is to attend a memorial mass for the earthquake victims. Together with the wife of Peru's President she's to fly by helicopter to Chimbote, on the coast of Peru north of Lima, a town severely damaged by the earthquake. Mrs. Nixon is also to visit a relief centre in Lima and the town of Huaraz where troops are still digging for corpses in the rubble.

    Some 700-thousand Peruvians are still homeless as a result of last month's earthquake.

    Before Mrs. Nixon departed the President spoke to reporters at El Toro Narine Air Base.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MI3SZQ8D4SSD80WDTUPP94CZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MI3SZQ8D4SSD80WDTUPP94CZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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