• Short Summary

    FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS SEASON FLOODS HAVE BROUGHT DEVASTATION TO A WIDE AREA AROUND NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN FLOODED AREA
    0.08

    2.
    GV DITTO ANOTHER ANGLE
    0.13

    3.
    GV CHILDREN PLAYING BY FLOODED HOUSES
    0.17

    4.
    SV FLOODED HOUSE
    0.22

    5.
    GV MORE FLOODED AREAS
    0.34

    6.
    GV MORE FLOODED STREETS
    0.40



    Initials DE/V/CR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS SEASON FLOODS HAVE BROUGHT DEVASTATION TO A WIDE AREA AROUND NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL. THE RIVER JAMUNA HAS AGAIN BROKEN ITS BANKS, INUNDATING HOME AND PROPERTY.

    THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IN EIGHTY YEARS HAS BEEN RECORDED AT NEW DELHI AND LAST FRIDAY THE RAIN BECAME 80 TORRENTIAL THAT AUTHORITIES AT TAJEWALA HEADWORKS WERE FORCE TO RELEASE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF EXCESS WATER INTO THE RIVER JAMUNA. ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED HOMES ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BADLY DAMAGED IN THE FLOODS AND TOTAL LOSS IS ESTIMATED AT A MILLION RUPEES.

    THE FLOODS MAKE THE FOOD SITUATION NEAR THE INDIAN CAPITAL EVEN MORE ACUTE. FOOD HAS BEEN SCARCE HERE FOR SOME MONTHS AND PRICES HAVE BEEN RISING STEADILY. THE LATEST FLOODS HAVE DAMAGED MORE AGRICULTURAL LAND AND DESTROYED CROPS.

    (A FLOOD IN HYDERABAD IS FEARED TO HAVE DROWNED ABOUT A HUNDRED PEOPLE. THREE-QUARTERS OF THE CITY WAS UNDER WATER YESTERDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- AFTER A FLASH FLOOD SWEPT THROUGH THE STREETS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB5TLB8EMWMTF20F9OG3DLG2KU
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5TLB8EMWMTF20F9OG3DLG2KU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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