• Short Summary

    FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVING IN THE SICILIAN VILLAGE OF AGRIGENTO FLED FROM THEIR HOMES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE FACE OF A HUGE LANDSLIDE THAT THREATENED TO DESTROY A LARGE PART OF THE TOWN.

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    PEOPLE FLEEING; DAMAGED BUILDINGS.




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    Background: FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVING IN THE SICILIAN VILLAGE OF AGRIGENTO FLED FROM THEIR HOMES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE FACE OF A HUGE LANDSLIDE THAT THREATENED TO DESTROY A LARGE PART OF THE TOWN.

    PANIC GRIPPED SOME OF THE TOWNSPEOPLE AS THE WALL OF EARTH AND STONE CREPT TOWARDS AGRIGENTO. THEY FEARED THAT AN EARTHQUAKE WAS ABOUT TO OCCUR.

    AGRIGENTO IS NEAR THE SOUTH WEST COAST OF SICILY. IT WAS FOUNDED 2,500 YEARS AGO BY GREEK SETTLERS.

    TODAY, IT IS HAS A POPULATION OF 75-THOUSAND PEOPLE AND IS A POPULAR TOURIST CENTRE.

    IN YESTERDAY'S LANDSLIDE THREE BUILDINGS COLLAPSED AND TEN OTHER, INCLUDING THE TOWN'S CATHEDRAL WERE DAMAGED.

    DAMAGED IS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN GBP1-MILLION STERLING, BUT THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.

    THE LANDSLIDE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THE WEIGHT OF NEW BUILDINGS CAUSING SUBSIDENCE IN THE SLOPING GROUND.

    POLICE AND FIREMEN WERE DUE TO DEMOLISH BUILDINGS THAT HAD BEEN SEVERELY DAMAGED BY THE LANDSLIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSE83REK3KUART371RIMH2SMF
    Media URN:
    VLVADSE83REK3KUART371RIMH2SMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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