• Short Summary

    THE HURRICANE WHICH RAGED FOR THREE DAYS OVER FIJI EARLY THIS WEEK. HAS MOVED CUT?

  • Description

    THE HURRICANE WHICH RAGED FOR THREE DAYS OVER FIJI EARLY THIS WEEK. HAS MOVED CUT TO SEA, AND ISLANDERS BEGAN TO MOVE BACK TO THEIR HOMES. ONE THE ISLAND OF VITI LEVU, MORE THAN 2,400 PEOPLE HAD THEIR HOMES WASHED A DAY IN THE FLOODS WHICH CAME WITH THE HURRICANE.

    COCONUT AND COCOA PLANTATIONS SUFFERED HEAVILY IN THE HURRICANE. ROADS WERE BLOCKED FOR THE THREE DAYS OF THE RAGING STORM BY FLOODWATERS AND UPROOTED TREES. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE CUT OFF FROM RESCUERS. THOSE THAT COULD BE REACHED HAVE BEEN PUT UP IN SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE TURNED INTO EMERGENCY CENTRES. BUT IT WAS THE REMA RIVER WHICH CAUSED THE GREATEST TRAGEDY. IN THE REMA DELTA DISTRICT, 23 PEOPLE WERE DROWNED. BOATS CROSSING THE SWOLLEN RIVER WERE OVERTURNED, SPILLING THEIR OCCUPANTS INTO THE FLOOD. THE RACING WATER WAS MORE THAN SIXTY FEET DEEP.

    IT IS STILL NOT KNOW WHAT WAS THE FATE OF OUTFLYING FIJIAN ISLANDS. THE CENTRE OF THE HURRICANE PASSED OVER THE YASAWAS ISLANDS, BUT NO REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THERE. RESCUE PARTIES HAVE BEEN SENT FROM SUVA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0L5BLOIG78I6S6WVI3S28WMK
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0L5BLOIG78I6S6WVI3S28WMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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