• Short Summary

    Heavy rain flooded more areas of Yugoslavia on Monday (19 November) an the floods spread into Northern Greece, disrupting communications and leaving at least nine people dead.

  • Description

    Heavy rain flooded more areas of Yugoslavia on Monday (19 November) an the floods spread into Northern Greece, disrupting communications and leaving at least nine people dead. The floods are the worst in one hundred years.

    SYNOPSIS: In central Yugoslavia there was heavy damage to houses, roads, railways, bridges and crops. The floods raged for two days and on Monday (19 November) they spread to the south, and into northern Greece.

    In Montenegro a landslide crushed a house near the town of Kolasin, killing a couple and a child. At least two more people were feared dead when their truck was washed away on the main Titograd-Kolasin Road.

    Power supplies were cut leaving thousands of people without lights or any form of communication and crews were not expected to repair the damage for days. Hundreds of cattle and pigs were drowned in the waters.

    In the Greek area of Pellis, northwest of Thessaloniki, two people were drowned when torrential rain flooded hundreds of houses in the town of Edhessa. These people clung to the top of a truck which was swept downstream. Rail services between Greece and Yugoslavia were disrupted and s stage of emergency was declared in many of the affected areas. These people were among the lucky ones -- they were rescued from their perch later in the day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAWNXJ5GUHUA87Z3T4IIFGE8S
    Media URN:
    VLVADAWNXJ5GUHUA87Z3T4IIFGE8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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