• Short Summary

    BY THE WEEKEND, AUTHORITIES IN THE DEVASTATED CITY OF SKOPJE ESTIMATED THE DEATH TOLL IN FRIDAY'S EARTHQUAKE HORROR AT ABOUT 1,500.

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    BY THE WEEKEND, AUTHORITIES IN THE DEVASTATED CITY OF SKOPJE ESTIMATED THE DEATH TOLL IN FRIDAY'S EARTHQUAKE HORROR AT ABOUT 1,500.AT LEAST 2,000 MORE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND POSSIBLY 150,000 HOMELESS.

    TODAY (SATURDAY) SKOPJE BEGAN TO BURY ITS DEAD - AS HUNDREDS OF BODIES WERE DRAGGED FROM THE DUSTY RUBBLE OF WRECKING BUILDINGS.NEWSMEN SAY THE CITY LOOKS AS THOUGH IT HAS BEEN BLASTED IN AN AIR RAID.FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND MASONRY LITTER THE STREETS LINED WITH DAMAGED HOUSES AND CRUMPLED BUILDINGS.

    PRESIDENT TITO WENT TO THE STRICKEN CITY TODAY TO SEE THE DAMAGE AT FIRST HAND.AT THE SAME TIME A VAST INTERNATIONAL AID PLAN WAS AT WORK BRINGING IN FOOD, CLOTHING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND TRANSPORT.AMERICAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES BEGAN FLYING IN A COMPLETE 120 BED FIELD HOSPITAL FROM EUROPEAN BASES.BLOOD PLASMA IS BEING RUSHED IN.

    THIS MORNING FRESH TREMORS SHOOK THE SHATTERED CITY SPREADING PANIC AMONG THE SURVIVORS OF YESTERDAY'S DISASTER.

    SOME REMARKABLE ESCAPES WERE REPORTED - INCLUDING A FRENCH GIRL BROUGHT OUT OF THE RUINS AFTER ABOUT 20 HOURS AND WHO APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN SAVED BY FALLING, SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO MATTRESSES.

    FILM COVERS WRECKAGE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS, HOSPITAL SCENES, PRESIDENT TITO INSPECTING DAMAGE, AND RESCUERS DRAGGING A WOMAN FROM BENEATH A FILE OF RUBBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB29APZ4FWEGW14M1ZBZK4O8U
    Media URN:
    VLVACB29APZ4FWEGW14M1ZBZK4O8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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