• Short Summary

    CLEARING-UP OPERATIONS ARE WELL UNDER WAY IN THE TOWN OF KAKATA, ABOUT 45 MILES (72 KMS) FROM THE LIBERIAN CAPITAL OF MONROVIA.

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    CLEARING-UP OPERATIONS ARE WELL UNDER WAY IN THE TOWN OF KAKATA, ABOUT 45 MILES (72 KMS) FROM THE LIBERIAN CAPITAL OF MONROVIA. A FREAK THUNDERSTORM RIPPED THROUGH THE TOWN ON THURSDAY LEAVING ONE PERSON DEAD AND CAUSING DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 100,000 LIBERIAN DOLLARS (42,000 POUNDS).

    THE WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN THE STORM TORE THROUGH THE STUDENT CAMPUS OF THE BOOKER WASHINGTON INSTITUTE. THE FORCE OF THE WIND SENT ASBESTOS ROOFS FLYING FOR MILES AND SMASHED A DORMITORY.

    THE WINDS WERE MEASURED AT 100 MILES (160 KMS) AN HOUR. THE CAMPUS WAS THE WORST HIT AREA. STUDENTS FLED AS THE STORM RIPPED OFF ROOFS AND UPROOTED TREES. IT WAS A SIMILAR STORY IN OTHER PARTS OF THE TOWN WHERE HOUSES WERE DESTROYED LEAVING MANY PEOPLE HOMELESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0OD2I6CJPFQWJJOEYZPK3A3J
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0OD2I6CJPFQWJJOEYZPK3A3J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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