• Short Summary

    BRITISH, AMERICAN AND LIBYAN TROOPS TODAY (MONDAY) CONTINUED RELIEF OPERATIONS IN THE TOWN OF BARCE, ALMOST COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED IN LAST THURSDAY'S EARTHQUAKE.

  • Description

    BRITISH, AMERICAN AND LIBYAN TROOPS TODAY (MONDAY) CONTINUED RELIEF OPERATIONS IN THE TOWN OF BARCE, ALMOST COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED IN LAST THURSDAY'S EARTHQUAKE.THE KNOWN DEATH ROLL NOW STANDS AT 262 - HALF OF THEM CHILDREN AND 12,000 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.

    YESTERDAY THE STRICKEN AREA WAS HIT BY FRESH EARTH TREMORS, BUT NO NEW CASUALTIES HAVE YET BEEN REPORTED.A DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED AND TROOPS ORDERED TO SHOOT LOOTERS ON SIGHT.

    SURVIVORS LIVING IN A TENT TOWN SET UP NEARBY WERE VISITED BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR ECONOMICS, MOHAMMED SAIFAT.MANY PEOPLE PROTESTED ANGRILY AT THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO DEMOLISH REMAINING BUILDINGS IN BARCE TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR COMPLETE REBUILDING ON A NEW SITE.

    TROOPS HAVE BEEN MOVING FAMILIES INTO THE TENT TOWN AND DISTRIBUTING BLANKETS, FOOD AND WATER, WHILE AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL TREATS HUNDREDS OF CASES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADI6U34HU28Z90MN8V7RMDT4IY
    Media URN:
    VLVADI6U34HU28Z90MN8V7RMDT4IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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