• Short Summary

    Journalists visited the Egyptian towns of Suez and Port Tewfik on the weekend and - as a result of the Canal ceasefire - saw the area free of Israeli shelling for the first time in years.

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    Journalists visited the Egyptian towns of Suez and Port Tewfik on the weekend and - as a result of the Canal ceasefire - saw the area free of Israeli shelling for the first time in years. Both towns were rubbled and heavily reduced -- Suez has seen its population decline from 268,000 to 10,000 in only three years.

    The still-youthful ceasefire gave the Egyptian authorities an opportunity to show foreign journalists over the two ravaged towns. Shelling in Suez has reduced whole street corners to piles of rubble.

    Power cables have been torn up and roads have been ruined. There is virtually no traffic there now, and local officials say that life in the town is almost unbearable after three years of constant shellfire.

    The situation is virtually the same in Port Tewfik. Practically everything built by man in this once-thriving canal town has been destroyed. Only the troops, their fortifications and their transport save it from being a ghost town.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYGKCR492XLT0Q6OKQLHJMBIC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYGKCR492XLT0Q6OKQLHJMBIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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