• Short Summary

    ROME REPORTS STATE A NEW LANDSLIDE TOOK PLACE TODAY (MONDAY) DOWN THE SLOPE OF MOUNT TOC IN THE STRICKEN VAIONT AREA.

  • Description

    ROME REPORTS STATE A NEW LANDSLIDE TOOK PLACE TODAY (MONDAY) DOWN THE SLOPE OF MOUNT TOC IN THE STRICKEN VAIONT AREA. THE NEW FALL COMES WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER A HUGE SLAB OF THE MOUNTAIN PLUNGED INTO THE DAM COSTING AN ESTIMATED 2,000 LIVES.

    MEANWHILE, TEAMS OF TROOPS AND CIVILIANS ARE STILL TOILING TO RECOVER THE BODIES OF VILLAGERS BURIED IN THE MUD AND RUBBLE OF LONGARONE AND NEIGHBOURING HOLIDAY VILLAGES.

    THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT WILL TODAY DISCUSS RELIEF FOR THE DISASTER VICTIMS AS CABLES OF SYMPATHY AND HELP CONTINUE TO FLOW INFORM THE OUTSIDE WORLD. ITS INQUIRY TEAM INTO THE DISASTER HAS ALSO MET FOR ITS FIRST MEETING. IN PARLIAMENT TOMORROW QUESTIONS WILL BE POSED IMPLYING THAT THE DISASTER COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.

    PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI TOURED THE STRICKEN AREA YESTERDAY IN AN ITALIAN ARMY HELICOPTER AND ATTENDED A REQUIEM MASS. THE SLIGHT, PALE FIGURE LEANED ON AN AIDE'S ARM AS HE WALKED THROUGH THE FLOOD-CREATED CHAOS. POLICE HELD THE CROWD BACK, BUT CRIES OF "WE WANT JUSTICE" COULD BE HEARD.

    HIS VISIT COINCIDED WITH THE MASS BURIAL OF BODIES RECOVERED... ONLY HALF THE NUMBER BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED. IT WAS A DAY OF GRIEF FOR THE SURVIVORS AND A GRIM RITUAL FOR THOSE WHO CAME TO THE VALLEY TO IDENTIFY RELATIVES.

    THE BODIES LAY IN ROUGHLY-MADE COFFINS, SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE BODIES WRAPPED IN PLASTIC SHEETS. VILLAGERS MOVED AMONG THEM, POIGNANT PICTURES OF GRIEF, UNVEILING THE FACES IN WHAT FOR MANY WERE FORLORN ATTEMPTS AT IDENTIFICATION.

    AT LONGARONE THE SMALL BAND OF BOYS AND GIRLS WHO SURVIVED CAST FLOWERS INTO THE SWIRLING RIVER PIAVE IN MEMORY OF THEIR 430 SCHOOLMATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWTHJ4NHMSDNGEO9WS08C82Z2
    Media URN:
    VLVADWTHJ4NHMSDNGEO9WS08C82Z2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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