• Short Summary

    IN INDIA, THE FLOODS FROM THE SWOLLEN RIVER JUMNA HAVE REACHED DELHI. 45 VILLAGES AROUND THE CITY HAVE BEEN HIT AND SO FAR 30,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.

  • Description

    IN INDIA, THE FLOODS FROM THE SWOLLEN RIVER JUMNA HAVE REACHED DELHI. 45 VILLAGES AROUND THE CITY HAVE BEEN HIT AND SO FAR 30,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.

    AT SOME POINTS THE RIVER HAS SWOLLEN TO THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE WIDE. VILLAGERS WADED FROM THEIR ABANDONED HOMES AS THE WATER SWIRLED ABOUT THEM AND TORRENTIAL RAIN POURED DOWN, TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO IMPROVISED CAMPS IN DELHI.

    BOATS HAVE CARRIED WHOLE FAMILIES TO SAFETY. AT SOME VILLAGES, FARMERS HAVE HAD TO DRIVE THEIR CATTLE ON TO HUMPS OF DRY GROUND FOR SAFETY WHILE THEY THEMSELVES HAVE SQUATTED FOR THREE DAYS IN ROOF TOPS IN THE DRIVING RAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABECTI2IMOSUQR5GKBKFJMMNXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABECTI2IMOSUQR5GKBKFJMMNXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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