• Short Summary

    FIFTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND ABOUT 15,000 OTHERS FLED TO HIGH GROUND WHEN THE TJITANDUI RIVER BURST ITS BANKS IN INDONESIA'S WEST JAVA PROVINCE LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    FIFTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND ABOUT 15,000 OTHERS FLED TO HIGH GROUND WHEN THE TJITANDUI RIVER BURST ITS BANKS IN INDONESIA'S WEST JAVA PROVINCE LAST WEEK.

    ROADS, RAILWAYS TACKS AND RICE FIELDS WERE COVERED BY THE MUDDY FLOODWATERS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE DISASTER, DESCRIBED AS THE WORST IN THE REGION FOR 40 YEARS.

    ALARM BELLS BROUGHT THE VILLAGERS FROM THEIR BEDS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING OF 30TH JULY AS FLOODWATER SWEPT THROUGH 10,000 HOMES IN BANDJAR TOWN ANS SURROUNDING RIVERSIDE AREAS.

    SALVAGING WHAT THEY COULD THE VICTIMS FLED TO HIGH GROUND TO ESCAPE THE RAGING TORRENT, SWOLLEN BY UNEXPECTED HEAVY RAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF A NORMALLY DRY SEASON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAARH3OO1BDL8IZTXCBQ0N2XL8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAARH3OO1BDL8IZTXCBQ0N2XL8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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