• Short Summary

    STANLEYVILLE IS STILL SUFFERING FROM THE FLOODS CAUSED BY WEEKS OF HEAVY RAIN THAT SWEPT THROUGH MOST OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    STANLEYVILLE IS STILL SUFFERING FROM THE FLOODS CAUSED BY WEEKS OF HEAVY RAIN THAT SWEPT THROUGH MOST OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC.ALTHOUGH THE BUSINESS SECTION OF THE CITY IS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL, JAN 6, FLOOD WATER IS STILL HIGH IN THE OUTSKIRTS.HERE SEVERAL HOUSES WERE BADLY DAMAGED WHEN THE CONGO RIVER BURST ITS BANKS.SOME ROADS NEAR THE RIVER HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO WATERWAYS WITH BOATS AS THE ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORT.

    FLOOD DAMAGED OF A MORE SERIOUS NATURE KNOCKED OUT THE TSHOPO FALLS POWERHOUSE THAT GENERATES ALL ELECTRIC POWER FOR STANLEYVILLE.THIS LEFT THE CITY WITHOUT ANY ELECTRICITY.ALL EFFORTS TO REPAIR THE GENERATORS FAILED.

    TO RELIEVE THE SITUATION THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FLEW IN NEW GENERATORS FROM WEST GERMANY.THE FIRST OF THE GENERATORS ARRIVED ABOARD A GLOBEMASTER TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ON JAN 6.THEY WERE HANDED TO THE STANLEYVILLE OFFICIALS THROUGH THE UNITED NATIONS.

    MR.ISALA, THE PROVINCIAL PRESIDENT, WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO ACCEPT THE NEW POWER UNITS.ACCOMPANIED BY UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS HE WATCHED THE HUGE MACHINES BEING UNLOADED.

    SOON AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF THE GLOBEMASTERS ANOTHER AIRCRAFT LANDED FROM LEOPOLDVILLE WITH THE ORIENTALE MILITARY COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, GENERAL LUNDULA, ABOARD.WHEN HE AND MR.ISALA HAD INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR, THE TWO MEN WALKED OVER TO THE GLOBEMASTERS AND SAW THE FIRST GENERATOR LOADED ONTO A TRUCK AND TAKEN TO THE TSHOPO POWER STATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8D5R4ZE50PIKLL102YB6WZUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8D5R4ZE50PIKLL102YB6WZUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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