• Short Summary

    Floods have brought to an end a long dry period in the area of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

  • Description

    Floods have brought to an end a long dry period in the area of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

    The heavy rain, unusual for this time of year in Ethiopia, turned streets into rivers and flooded dwellings to a depth of four feet (11/3 metres). Parts of north and central Ethiopia have become famine areas because no rain had fallen since last November.

    The river Filwoha was in heavy flood -- the worst it has been for eleven years. Four people were injured by the flood waters and had to be treated in hospital.

    Sheep and some cows were drowned in the flood waters and cars were trapped -- and had to be pulled out by the fire brigade.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACHNHIDTUBKTCH2GVYH836HRZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACHNHIDTUBKTCH2GVYH836HRZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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