• Short Summary

    FLOODS THAT SWEPT SEOUL AND OTHER NORTHERN AREAS OF SOUTH KOREA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF 118 CIVILIANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL AND CAUSED DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT GBP600,000.

  • Description

    REUTERS - Lim Youn Choul
    GV PAN FLOODED HOUSES

    GV PEOPLE STANDING ON BANK

    SV POSSESSIONS PILED BY RAILWAY LINE

    GV HELICOPTER FLYING

    GV AIR-TO-GROUND FLOODED AREA

    GV AIR-TO-GROUND PEOPLE WAITING TO BE RESCUED

    GV PAN PEOPLE WAITING THROUGH WATER

    SV PEOPLE CLIMB INTO HELICOPTER

    GV AIR-TO-GROUND FLOODED AREA

    CU HELICOPTER PILOT

    GV HELICOPTER LANDS

    SV PEOPLE DISEMBARK

    SV OLD MAN HELPED FROM HELICOPTER

    SV PEOPLE HELPED INTO LORRY

    GV PEOPLE INTO RED CROSS LORRY

    GV RED CROSS LORRIES AWAY
    Initials RM/S/BHH/EEH Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FLOODS THAT SWEPT SEOUL AND OTHER NORTHERN AREAS OF SOUTH KOREA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF 118 CIVILIANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL AND CAUSED DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT GBP600,000. MORE THAN 30,000 HOUSES WERE INUNDATED BY THE SWOLLEN HAN RIVER, AND ABOUT 1,900 WASHED AWAY OF DESTROYED.

    ALMOST ALL THE AMERICAN HELICOPTERS IN THE FRONTLINE AREAS BORDERING NORTH KOREA WERE MOBILISED TO AIRLIFT SOME 4,000 SOUTH KOREANS TO SAFETY WHEN THEY WERE TRAPPED IN FLOODED LOW AREAS ALONG THE HAN RIVER SKIRTING THE SUBURBS OF SEOUL. ONE SECTION OF A BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER COLLAPSED.

    APART FROM THOSE KILLED, 92 SOUTH KOREAN CIVILIANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE FLOODS, BUT NO AMERICAN CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED. AMERICAN RESCUE OPERATIONS ALSO INCLUDED THE AMBULANCES AND TRUCKS OF THE 65TH MEDICAL GROUP.

    THE FLOODING WAS CAUSED BY THE HEAVIEST RAIN IN THE SEOUL AREA FOR MANY YEARS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB5BO06Q03NV6XQ557B199P5YG
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5BO06Q03NV6XQ557B199P5YG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment