• Short Summary

    The raging Indus river reached a record height on sunday (26 August as its flood waters continued to menace towns and villages over a 100-mile (160 KM) long stretch in the Central Sind Province.)
    The flood disaster in Northern Pakistan is more than two weeks old, and by Saturday (25 August), the official number of people left homeless was 50,000.

  • Description

    The raging Indus river reached a record height on sunday (26 August as its flood waters continued to menace towns and villages over a 100-mile (160 KM) long stretch in the Central Sind Province.)
    The flood disaster in Northern Pakistan is more than two weeks old, and by Saturday (25 August), the official number of people left homeless was 50,000. Most of the damage happened when the river burst its banks, inundating the towns of Shahpur Jahanian and Moro.

    About 70-per-cent of the mud and brick houses in Shahpur Jahanian collapsed in the swirling waters, and dozens more were wiped out in Moro. On Saturday night, the Indus reached a record height of 24 feet (7.3 metres) near the major Sind city of Hyderabad. On Friday (24 August), flood relief workers saw that the town of Larkana would be threatened by the rising waters. By Sunday, they'd managed to shore up the banks of the river sufficiently to keep the water from surging through the town. Larkana is the family home of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

    While relief teams take the homeless to temporary bases on high ground in Sind Province, thousands more are being inoculated against the possibility of a typhoid outbreak, a real threat in the wake of the floods, which have already claimed 263 lives.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAMIQRLNPXHQZQGDH1W3L11506
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMIQRLNPXHQZQGDH1W3L11506
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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