• Short Summary

    TORRENTIAL STORMS WHICH HAVE SWEPT ACROSS ITALY DURING THE PAST TWO DAYS HAVE LEFT A TOLL OF AT LEAST 29 DEAD OR MISSING.

  • Description

    TORRENTIAL STORMS WHICH HAVE SWEPT ACROSS ITALY DURING THE PAST TWO DAYS HAVE LEFT A TOLL OF AT LEAST 29 DEAD OR MISSING. SEVENTEEN OF THOSE DEAD OR MISSING CAME FROM PROVINCES OF CENTRAL ITALY, WHERE FLOODS, LANDSLIDES AND WIND STORMS HAVE CUT OFF ROME FROM THE NORTH.

    FLOODS HAVE DRIVEN HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES FROM THEIR HOMES, AND IN ROME ABOUT ONE MILLION OF THE CITY'S TWO-AND-A-HALF MILLION INHABITANTS ARE WITHOUT WATER BECAUSE OF A GIGANTIC MASS OF MUD WHICH SWEPT INTO A SHATTERED RESERVOIR.

    REPAIR CAN ARE BATTLING IN NON-STOP RAIN TO PUT RIGHT HUGE STRETCHES OF ROAD AND RAILWAY SMASHED BY THE DELUGE. OFFICIALS SAID THE AUTOSTRADA DEL SOL (HIGHWAY OF THE SUN), WHERE SOME OF THE WORST FLOODING OCCURRED NORTH OF ROME, WOULD REMAIN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ANOTHER FIVE DAYS.

    TROOPS HAVE JOINED POLICE AND FIREMEN IN RESCUE AND MOPPING-UP OPERATIONS IN THE WORST HIT PROVINCES OF ROME, UMBRIA AND SOUTHERN TUSCANY. AT THE SAME TIME, POPE PAUL ORDERED THAT MONEY BE ISSUED TO VICTIMS OF THE FLOODS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADFNNLCOBY6HGH16NFI3FCNJGH
    Media URN:
    VLVADFNNLCOBY6HGH16NFI3FCNJGH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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