• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 4,000 AFRICANS WERE MADE HOMELESS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN FIRE RAGED THROUGH A SHANTY TOWN NEAR NAIROBI.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 4,000 AFRICANS WERE MADE HOMELESS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN FIRE RAGED THROUGH A SHANTY TOWN NEAR NAIROBI. THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED AFTER A PARTY IN ONE OF THE SHACKS.

    FIRE RAPIDLY ENGULFED THE SHACK AND SPREAD UNABATED THROUGH THE MAKESHIFT NEIGHBOURING HOMES.

    FIREMEN WERE UNABLE TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE WHICH HAD SOON DESTROYED THE AREA. ONE CHARRED CORPSE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE ASHES, AND A SEARCH WAS MADE TO SEE IF ANY FURTHER LIVES HAD BEEN LOST.

    MEANWHILE THE PEOPLE FORLORNLY SEARCHED REMAINS OF THEIR HOMES FOR ANY PERSONAL BELONGINGS THAT HAD NOT BEEN BURNT.

    MOST OF THE PEOPLE LOST THE FEW BELONGINGS THEY POSSESSED.

    AN EMERGENCY FUND WAS SUGGESTED TO PROVIDE THE PEOPLE WITH FOOD, CLOTHING, AND TEMPORARY SHELTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACC319HOSD4ZR8DDDGWZQZFEZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAACC319HOSD4ZR8DDDGWZQZFEZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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