• Short Summary

    INDIA HAS AGAIN BEEN HIT BY DISASTROUS FLOODING AND HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE.

    THIS TIME THE?

  • Description

    INDIA HAS AGAIN BEEN HIT BY DISASTROUS FLOODING AND HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE.

    THIS TIME THE WESTERN STATE OF GUJARAT REELED UNDER THE EFFECTS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN IN THE MAIN CATCHMENT AREAS OF THE DANGS AND PURAN HILLS.

    THE LOSS IN TERMS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO ASSESS, BUT IN THE INDUSTRIAL CITY OF SURAT ALONE, IT'S ESTIMATED AT OVER SIXTY DEAD AND MILLIONS OF POUND IN DAMAGE.

    DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS HAVE CONFUSED THE OVERALL PICTURE, BUT ONE UNOFFICIAL REPORT FROM THE STATE INDICATED THAT THE DEATH TOLL COULD REACH 1,000.

    A FURTHER 34 DEATHS HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED IN THE NEIGHBOURING STATE OF MAHARASHTRA.

    AS THE FLOODS RESEEDED THE GUJARAT CHIEF MINISTER, MR. HITENDRA DESAI, SAID THE MOST URGENT PROBLEM WAS TO PREVENT DISEASES LIKE TYPHOID AND CHOLERA SPREADING IN THE SODDEN, FLOOD-STRICKEN AREAS, AND TO DEAL WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ROTTING ANIMAL CARCASSES.

    TROOPS, HELICOPTERS AND BOAT HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP RELIEVE SUFFERING IN THIS, THE WORST FLOOD IN INDIA'S LIVING MEMORY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHHNFJTO6SKJM77814HZAKM8D
    Media URN:
    VLVADHHNFJTO6SKJM77814HZAKM8D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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