• Short Summary

    The survivors of last Sunday's earthquake in Northern Peru now live in fear of new tremors forecast for the region over the next month or more.

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    GTV wreckage
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    SV wrecked home
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    SV man seated in midst of debris
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    SV people digging in wreckage
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    SV injured being carried away
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    SV more people searching wreckage
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    SV injured people lying on ground
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    SV children
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    SV medical worker putting label on child's head
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    SV people seated near wreckage
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    SV injured being taken to ambulance
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    SV another person being carried to ambulance
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    SV people salvaging belongings from wreckage 7 shots
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    SV wreckage and people searching 3 shots
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    SV old woman seated amidst wreckage
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    GTV wreckage
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    SV nurses looking into wreckage
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    SV people in beds outside hospital (2 shots)
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    Initials H/AS/BJ



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The survivors of last Sunday's earthquake in Northern Peru now live in fear of new tremors forecast for the region over the next month or more.

    Among the worst-hit places was the major fishing port of Chimbote, where over 1,000 bodies had been recovered by yesterday. 80 per cent of the houses in Chimbote were damaged, and none of the buildings left standing are occupied. 200 badly injured inhabitants were flown to Lima.

    The town's only hospital was particularly destroyed.

    An estimated total of 600,000 earthquake victims are trapped in sub-zero temperatures, deprived of food and medical supplies. The number of dead is thought to be around 40,000 but this is an estimate which no one will ever be able to verify accurately. Today, giant U.S. transport aircraft carried blood plasma and food to Chimbote. Earlier U.S. relief flights had brought blankets, and tents, as well as food and medical supplies, to the disaster area.

    This is part of a massive international drive to help the hard-pressed Peruvian authorities in their rescue work.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ6B4DC4XF8XBBOZ1A6QZH8P7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ6B4DC4XF8XBBOZ1A6QZH8P7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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