• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV KELANI RIVER
    0.05

    2.
    SV FLOOD WATER
    0.10

    3.
    LV PAN.. SUBMERGED HOUSES
    0.15

    4.
    SV DITTO
    0.18

    5.
    LV PEOPLE WADE THROUGH WATER
    0.25

    6.
    LV CHILDREN IN WATER
    0.30

    7.
    SV OLD MAN CROSSING BRIDGE
    0.37

    8.
    SV BOY ON RAFT
    0.45

    9.
    LV PEOPLE WITH BULLOCK CART
    0.50

    10.
    GV PEOPLE WADE THROUGH WATER
    0.55

    11.
    LV SUBMERGED HOUSES
    1.03



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD96QVMX7YV16V82KHSRQBBANA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD96QVMX7YV16V82KHSRQBBANA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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