• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET PREMIER, MR KHRUSHCHEV, AND PRESIDENT TITO WALKED SIDE BY SIDE THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF EARTHQUAKE-SCARRED SKOPJE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    THE SOVIET PREMIER, MR KHRUSHCHEV, AND PRESIDENT TITO WALKED SIDE BY SIDE THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF EARTHQUAKE-SCARRED SKOPJE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).THE TWO STATESMEN TOURED THE WORST-HIT AREAS OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN CITY, SPEAKING TO MANY OF THE HOMELESS, AND CHEERED BY THE THOUSANDS OF RELIEF WORKERS.

    MR KHRUSHCHEV, FIRST FOREIGN HEAD OF STATE TO VISIT SKOPJE SINCE THE JULY 26 EARTHQUAKE THAT TOOK 1,200 LIVES WAS VISIBLY MOVED BY THE DISASTER WHICH DESTROYED OVER 80 PER CENT OF THE CITY.

    SOBER-FACED, THE SOVIET LEADER WATCHED WORK GANGS CLEARING DEBRIS AS PRESIDENT TITO AND YUGOSLAV OFFICIALS POINTED OUT THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE.ABOUT 500 RUSSIAN TECHNICIANS ARE AMONG THOSE HELPING DEMOLITION OPERATIONS.

    AID FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAS BEEN POURING INTO SKOPJE.THE IMMEDIATE TASK, AFTER THE RUINS HAVE BEEN CLEARED, IS THE ERECTION OF SEMI-PERMANENT SHELTER FOR THE CITY'S HOMELESS BEFORE WINTER SETS IN.

    (LATER YESTERDAY, MR KHRUSHCHEV RETURNED TO BELGRADE AND TODAY LEFT THE YUGOSLAVIAN CAPITAL TO CONTINUE HIS "WORKING HOLIDAY" TOUR OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAR8CDJXDKL0U1RI66KFFXDAL2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAR8CDJXDKL0U1RI66KFFXDAL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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