• Short Summary

    A 100 KILOMETRE (60 MILE) AN HOUR GALE TODAY (THURSDAY) TORE THROUGH TASHKENT IN THE SOVIET UNION, RIPPING TREES UP BY THEIR ROOTS, ONLY NINE DAYS AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND MADE THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN THE CENTRAL ASIAN CITY, THE TASS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

  • Description

    A 100 KILOMETRE (60 MILE) AN HOUR GALE TODAY (THURSDAY) TORE THROUGH TASHKENT IN THE SOVIET UNION, RIPPING TREES UP BY THEIR ROOTS, ONLY NINE DAYS AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND MADE THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN THE CENTRAL ASIAN CITY, THE TASS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

    THE EARTHQUAKE, CENTRED IN THE GROUND BELOW THE CITY, STRUCK AT DAWN ON APRIL 26TH. FOUR PEOPLE DIED AS THEIR HOUSES COLLAPSED ON THEM AND ABOUT 150 PEOPLE WERE INJURED. NOT ONLY WERE 4,000 FAMILIES MADE HOMELESS, BUT MANY PUBLIC BUILDINGS WHICH MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED AS CENTRES FOR THE HOMELESS WERE ALSO DESTROYED BY THE EARTHQUAKE.

    SOVIET LEADERS FLEW TO THE CITY WHEN NEWS OF THE DISASTER REACHED MOSCOW. THEY LEFT IN TASHKENT A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION TO TACKLE THE MASSIVE TASK OF REHOUSING AND REBUILDING.

    TROOPS WERE CALLED IN TO HELP CIVIC AUTHORITIES WITH CLEARING THE STREETS AND THE REBUILDING PROGRAMME. ONLY THREE DAYS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION WAS ABLE TO REPORT THAT OUT OF 4,000 HOMELESS FAMILIES, 2722 FAMILIES HAD BEEN REHOUSED OR SENT TO LIVE WITH RELATIVES AND 1,000 MORE WOULD BE REHOUSED THIS MONTH.

    FACTORIES IN MOSCOW, LENNINGRAD AND OTHER CITIES, ARE BUILDING PREFABRICATED HOMES FOR TEMPORARY USE IN TASHKENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9HD78ICK2GOA0OK2CR7QM05R
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9HD78ICK2GOA0OK2CR7QM05R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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