• Short Summary

    SEVERE FLOOD IN CEYLON HAVE LEFT MANY THOUSANDS HOMELESS AND CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF COLOMBO, THE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    SEVERE FLOOD IN CEYLON HAVE LEFT MANY THOUSANDS HOMELESS AND CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF COLOMBO, THE CAPITAL. SURGING WATERS FROM THE RAIN-SWOLLEN KELANI RIVER BURST THROUGH FLIMSY TIMBER HOUSES IN THE SUBURBS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FLOOD LAST WEEK,
    MANY DWELLERS WERE TRAPPED IN DEBRIS. POLICE AND RESCUE-WORKERS RUSHING TO SCENE WERE HAMPERED BY CROWDS OF FRANTICALLY SEARCHING FOR RELATIVES BURIED IN WRECKAGE.

    SCORES OF PEOPLE WERE REPORTED MISSING. FINAL DEATH TOLL IN THE FLOOD IS NOT YET KNOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD96QVMX7YV16V82KHSRQBBANA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD96QVMX7YV16V82KHSRQBBANA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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