• Short Summary

    THE WATER SITUATION IN THE PARCHED BRITISH COLONY OF HONG KONG IMPROVED SLIGHTLY LAST TUESDAY WHEN HEAVY RAIN FELL FOR SOME HOURS.

  • Description

    THE WATER SITUATION IN THE PARCHED BRITISH COLONY OF HONG KONG IMPROVED SLIGHTLY LAST TUESDAY WHEN HEAVY RAIN FELL FOR SOME HOURS. THE COLONY HAS HAD ONLY ABOUT FOUR INCHES OF RAIN IN SIX MONTHS.

    LONG QUEUES OF PEOPLE HOPEFULLY LINING UP AT WATER HYDRANTS HOURS BEFORE THE TAPS ARE TURNED ON IS A COMMON SIGHT ALL OVER THE ISLAND.

    SEA WATER COLLECTED BY BRITISH ARMY PERSONNEL IS BEING USED IN MANY BIG BUILDINGS FOR FLUSHING AND AIR-CONDITIONING PURPOSES. DRAINS CHOKED WITH REFUSE ARE ALSO FLUSHED WITH SEA WATER.

    WATER BY AIR AND SEA FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND TAIWAN HAS HELPED TO REPLENISH THE COLONY'S SUPPLIES. JAPAN RECENTLY SHIPPED 100 TONS OF WATER TO DROUGHT-STRICKEN HONG KONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABNCXPP31K3VZ51FM7KPW27L6A
    Media URN:
    VLVABNCXPP31K3VZ51FM7KPW27L6A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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