• Short Summary

    THE DEATH TOLL IN THE LISBON FLOODS IS NOW PUT AT MORE THAN 440. SYMPATHY?

  • Description

    THE DEATH TOLL IN THE LISBON FLOODS IS NOW PUT AT MORE THAN 440. SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIMS HAS BEEN WORLD-WIDE AND GIFTS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MONEY HAVE FLOWED IN TO LISBON FROM MANY PLACES. AFTER A DISASTER OF THIS KIND ONE OF THE WORST FEARS IS THE SPREAD OF AN EPIDEMIC. TO COMBAT THIS RISK, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS HAVE INOCULATED AGAINST TYPHOID.

    ABOUT 1,500 SOLDIERS FROM LISBON GARRISON HAVE BEEN HELPING AUTHORITIES AND THERE HAS ALSO BEEN GREAT ASSISTANCE FROM THE RED CROSS ORGANISATION.

    SPAIN SENT 100,000 UNITS OF VACCINE. BRITAIN AND WEST GERMANY ALSO SENT MEDICAL SUPPLIES. THE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION HAS OPENED A 50 MILLION ESCUDOS (GBP 60,000) FUND TO AID THE VICTIMS OF THE FLOODS AND GIFTS FOR THE VICTIMS HAVE ALSO COME FROM GOVERNMENTS AND INDIVIDUALS ALIKE. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SENT A PERSONAL GIFT OF 30,000 FRANCS (GBP2,700), AND POPE PAUL HAS SENT A GIFT OF 10,000 DOLLARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLTTRZOIYQO4KX5IUS56Z043J
    Media URN:
    VLVABLTTRZOIYQO4KX5IUS56Z043J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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