• Short Summary

    CALCUTTA IS IN THE GRIP OF AN ACUTE WATER SHORTAGE -- THE WORST IN 100 YEARS.

  • Description

    CALCUTTA IS IN THE GRIP OF AN ACUTE WATER SHORTAGE -- THE WORST IN 100 YEARS. EMERGENCY SUPPLIES WERE RUSHED TO THE FIVE MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THE FAMINE WAS CAUSED BY A BREAKDOWN IN THE CALCUTTA CORPORATION'S FILTERED WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOLLOWING AN ELECTRICAL FAULT ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 25).

    PEOPLE IN CALCUTTA QUEUED UP TO USE THE 5,000 TUBEWELLS AT STREET CORNERS AND AS THE SITUATION DETERIORISED THE STATE GOVERNMENT MADE AVAILABLE TANKERS TO CARRY WATER.

    EXISTING WATER SUPPLIES WERE DISINFECTED AND CROWDS JOSTLED TO FILL BUCKETS AND CONTAINERS WHEREVER SUPPLIES WERE AVAILABLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAEYYBCS2Y0KB20EDYMTWNGVDM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEYYBCS2Y0KB20EDYMTWNGVDM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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