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    HUGE BLACK CLOUDS OF FLIES SWARMED OVER THE TOWN OF VARTO AND OTHER PARTS OF EARTHQUAKE-SHATTERED EASTERN TURKEY TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING A THREAT OF EPIDEMIC TO AN AREA WHICH HAS ALREADY SUFFERED AT LEAST 2,300 DEAD.

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    HUGE BLACK CLOUDS OF FLIES SWARMED OVER THE TOWN OF VARTO AND OTHER PARTS OF EARTHQUAKE-SHATTERED EASTERN TURKEY TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING A THREAT OF EPIDEMIC TO AN AREA WHICH HAS ALREADY SUFFERED AT LEAST 2,300 DEAD. THE FLIES WERE BROUGHT BY A BREAKDOWN OF SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS.

    VARTO, WHICH BORE THE BRUNT OF THE EARTHQUAKE ON FRIDAY, IS NOW DESCRIBED AS A DEAD TOWN AND THE CLOUDS OF FLIES SETTLING ON IT SEEM TO EMPHASISE THE POINT. WITH WATER SUPPLIES DRIED UP, OFFICIALS FEAR THAT TYPHOID MAY NOW TAKE HOLD OF THE SURVIVORS.

    PROPERTY DAMAGE IN THE DEVASTATED AREA IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT GBP118,000,000 STERLING. THE AREA OFFICIALS HAVE SENT JOINT CABLES TO THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT APPEALING FOR IMMEDIATE AID SAYING "WE ARE IN WORSE CONDITION THAN THE DEAD ONES", AND "WE ARE AWAITING HELP WITH TEARS".

    IN VARTO ALONE, MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. AID FROM MANY COUNTRIES HAS POURED INTO TURKEY, BUT LACK OF ORGANISATION HAS HAMPERED ITS SMOOTH FLOW.

    (IT WAS REPORTED TODAY THAT A TURKISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. AEAL ATTAC, REVEALED TWO MONTHS AGO THAT VARTO SHOULD BE MOVED TO A NEW SITE. FOREIGN GEOLOGISTS WHO MADE OBSERVATIONS AT VARTO, HE SAID, HAD ANTICIPATED AN EARTHQUAKE THERE. HIS WARNING WAS UNHEEDED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANWJ4QJC8GRJLRJLCNA6X0PCO
    Media URN:
    VLVAANWJ4QJC8GRJLRJLCNA6X0PCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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