• Short Summary

    THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES AMONG THE RUBBLE IN THE SHATTERED MACEDONIAN CAPITAL OF SKOPJE.?

  • Description

    THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES AMONG THE RUBBLE IN THE SHATTERED MACEDONIAN CAPITAL OF SKOPJE. TODAY (SUNDAY) THE DEATH TOLL FROM FRIDAY'S EARTHQUAKE STOOD AT 1,000 KNOWN DEAD, HUNDREDS STILL MISSING AND MORE THAN 2,000 SERIOUSLY INJURED. OFFICIALS STATE 150,000 OF THE CITY'S 200,000 POPULATION ARE HOMELESS.

    EIGHTY PER CENT OF THE CITY'S BUILDING ARE WRECKED WITH THE FORMER INHABITANTS SLEEPING IN MAKESHIFT TENTS IN PARKLANDS AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE. DRAINS HAVE CHOKED UP, WATER AND POWER CUT OFF. POSTAL AND TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS ARE PARALYSED. THE CITY'S ECONOMIC LIFE IS AT A STANDSTILL.

    FIELD KITCHENS ARE FEEDING THE SURVIVORS WHILE A SHUTTLE SERVICE OF BUSES ARE EVACUATING THE CHILDREN TO REST HOMES AND SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT MACEDONIA.

    POIGNANT SCENES OF SURVIVORS COMBING RUBBLE HAVE TOUCHED THE CONSCIENCE OF EUROPE. GIFTS OF CLOTHING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, BLOOD PLASMA AND CASH HAVE BEEN POURING IN FROM BOTH GOVERNMENTS AND BENEVOLENT ORGANISATIONS.

    SQUADS OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIAN VOLUNTEERS ARE NOW IN THEIR THIRD DAY OF A MILITARY-STYLED "CLEANING-UP" OPERATION. FIFTY HOURS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE DISASTROUS 'QUAKE CRUMPLED THE SLEEPING CITY.

    FILM COVERS WHAT PRESS REPORTERS HAVE DESCRIBED AS A "WARTIME BLITZ" SCENE. THE SCENES ARE OF WRECKED BUILDINGS AND CARS, RESCUE TEAMS AND SURVIVORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGEFYNW3HJ8OWMPD31BZMJDBG
    Media URN:
    VLVABGEFYNW3HJ8OWMPD31BZMJDBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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