• Short Summary

    THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, THOUSANDS MADE HOMELESS, AND WIDE AREAS OF FARMLAND SUBMERGED BY RECENT FLOODS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND.

  • Description

    THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, THOUSANDS MADE HOMELESS, AND WIDE AREAS OF FARMLAND SUBMERGED BY RECENT FLOODS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND.

    FILM FROM BAN PONG, NEAR BANGKOK IN KANCHANABURI PROVINCE, SHOT ON AUG 26, SHOWS THE DEVASTATION AFTER THE KWAI RIVER BURST ITS BANKS, DISRUPTING ROAD AND RAIL TRAFFIC. THE FLOOD WATER WAS THREE FEET DEEP IN PLACES.

    OTHER PROVINCES HIT BY FLOODS WERE LAMPANG, IN THE MOUNTAINOUS NORTH, AND UDON THAI, IN THE NORTH-EAST, WHERE STRETCHES OF THE MAIN HIGHWAY WERE WASHED AWAY BY TORRENTIAL RAIN.

    NO ESTIMATE HAS YET BEEN ATTEMPTED OF THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE DONE TO CROPS AND BUILDINGS. HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN BENT TO THE AFFECTED AREAS FROM BANGKOK TO SUPERVISE RELIEF FOR THE FLOOD VICTIMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADT42WNOPU74644O6BEJ9D1QT2
    Media URN:
    VLVADT42WNOPU74644O6BEJ9D1QT2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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