• Short Summary

    IN COSTA RICA, THE GRIM AFTERMATH OF FLOODS THAT CAUSED WIDESPREAD HAVOC WHEN A MOUNTAIN RIVER BURST ITS BANKS THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    IN COSTA RICA, THE GRIM AFTERMATH OF FLOODS THAT CAUSED WIDESPREAD HAVOC WHEN A MOUNTAIN RIVER BURST ITS BANKS THIS WEEK.IT HAPPENED IN THE TINY VILLAGE OF TARAS, NEAR THE CAPITAL OF CARTAGO.

    THE RIVER, COURSING DOWN THE FLANKS OF THE NEARBY IRAZU VOLCANO, SWEPT A WALL OF WATER, ROCKS AND TREES DOWN ON THE VILLAGE.NEARLY EVERY HOUSE IN TARAS WAS COATED WITH VOLCANIC DUST-MUD, AND MANY WERE SWEPT AWAY.

    AT LEAST SEVEN VILLAGERS WERE KILLED AND OTHERS ARE STILL MISSING.ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE LOSSES WAS A FACTORY - ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN COSTA RICA.ONLY THE CHIMNEY OF THE FACTORY REMAINED AFTER THE FLOOD'S FURY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBD9D00Q4YMFI70MW3UQUV93W
    Media URN:
    VLVABBD9D00Q4YMFI70MW3UQUV93W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1963
    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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