• Short Summary

    SOUTH KOREAN POLICE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) REPORTED A TOTAL OF 421 PERSONS FEARED KILLED IN CENTRAL KOREA FOLLOWING SUNDAY'S TORRENTIAL RAIN STORMS - THE WORST FOR 22 YEARS.

  • Description

    SOUTH KOREAN POLICE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) REPORTED A TOTAL OF 421 PERSONS FEARED KILLED IN CENTRAL KOREA FOLLOWING SUNDAY'S TORRENTIAL RAIN STORMS - THE WORST FOR 22 YEARS. IN SEOUL ALONE 170 PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY LANDSLIDES AND OTHER DISASTERS.

    FILM TAKEN IN THE CITY YESTERDAY SHOWS SOME OF THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY FIVE INCHES OF RAIN. MORE THAN 17,000 HOUSES WERE TOTALLY OR PARTLY DESTROYED AND OVER 28,000 PEOPLE WERE LEFT HOMELESS.

    RAILWAY LINES CONNECTING THE CAPITAL WITH EASTERN PARTS OF SOUTH KOREA WERE WASHED AWAY OR BLOCKED BY LANDSLIDES IN MANY PLACES. PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK YESTERDAY ORDERED TROOPS STATIONED IN SEOUL TO TAKE PART IN RESCUE WORK.

    SOUTH KOREAN NEWSPAPERS BLAMED SQUATTERS SHACKS, MAKESHIFT STONE WALLS AND WEAK RIVER EMBANKMENTS FOR MANY OF THE DISASTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCKUNCJ9Z95Y3AM6R40QH9GT1
    Media URN:
    VLVACCKUNCJ9Z95Y3AM6R40QH9GT1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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