• Short Summary

    A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN FORCE IN CENTRAL GREECE AFTER SATURDAY'S EARTHQUAKE WHICH KILLED A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND INJURED 25 OTHER PERSONS.

  • Description

    A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN FORCE IN CENTRAL GREECE AFTER SATURDAY'S EARTHQUAKE WHICH KILLED A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND INJURED 25 OTHER PERSONS. THE DAMAGE WAS WIDESPREAD IN VILLAGES AROUND LAKE AMVRAKIA AND LEFT 5000 VILLAGERS HOMELESS.

    THE HOMELESS AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO FEAR FURTHER TREMORS ARE SPENDING THE NIGHTS OUT IN THE OPEN OR IN TENTS RUSHED IN BY THE AUTHORITIES AND THE ARMY.

    WORK IS GOING ON THROUGH THE DAY TO CLEAR THE RUBBLE OF THE WORST HIT VILLAGE, KATOUNA, WHERE MOST OF THE 800 HOMES WERE WRECKED OR MADE UNSAFE.

    A MODERN 1000-FOOT BRIDGE ACROSS LAKE AMVRAKIAS COLLAPSED DURING THE QUAKE AND FOUR PEOPLE DRIVING OVER IT IN A CAR WERE INJURED. THE COLLAPSE OF THE BRIDGE LEFT THE REGION CUT OFF TO TRAFFIC.

    THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK BEFORE DAWN AND REGISTERED A STRENGTH OF 5.8 ON THE 10-DEGREE RICHTER SCALE AT ATHENS OBSERVATORY. MANY PEOPLE RUSHED INTO THE STREETS IN PANIC AFTER AN UNDERGROUND ROAR PRECEDED THE TREMOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9MTIIAKXZRHP3N7OC7722590P
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MTIIAKXZRHP3N7OC7722590P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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