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    THE GREEK VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. STYLIANOS PATTAKOS, ARRIVED IN CRETE ON FRIDAY (1 MARCH) TO INSPECT?

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    THE GREEK VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. STYLIANOS PATTAKOS, ARRIVED IN CRETE ON FRIDAY (1 MARCH) TO INSPECT THE WIDE-SPREAD FLOOD DAMAGE ON THE STORM-STRUCK ISLAND.

    MR. PATTAKOS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY WELFARE MINISTER POULANTZAS, AND SEVERAL OTHER OFFICIALS. THEY ARRIVED AT CANEA JUST AFTER MIDDAY AND SPENT HOURS TOURING THE DAMAGE. A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITED THEM FROM THE PEOPLE OF CANEA, WHO, THOUGH THEY SUFFERED NO DEATHS, RECEIVED MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. THE STORY WAS NOT THE SAME ELSEWHERE - IN ALMYRIS TWO PEOPLE WERE DROWNED, AND AT HERAKLION TWO MEMBERS OF A SHIP IN PORT DROWNED, WITH TWO OTHERS INJURED.

    ADDRESSING SHOPKEEPERS AND CITIZENS IN SEVERAL OF THE STRICKEN TOWNS, THE VICE-PREMIER TOLD THEM THAT THE STATE HAD COME TO SEE AND ASCERTAIN THE DAMAGE, AND TO ASSURE THEM OF RELIEF. SOCIAL WELFARE MINISTER POULANTZAS ORDERED HIS MINISTRY TO TAKE IMMEDIATE CARE OF THE FLOOD VICTIMS, WHOSE NEED FOR CLOTHING AND FOOD HAD ALREADY BEEN MET. THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS HAS MADE 50,000 DRS. (ABOUT GBP7,000 STERLING) AVAILABLE FOR RESTORATION OF COMMUNICATIONS.

    AFTER VISITING SOUDA AND OTHER AFFECTED AREAS, THE PARTY MADE A FINAL CALL AT THE SOUDA BAY NAVAL HOSPITAL WHERE MANY OF THE FLOOD VICTIMS ARE BEING HOUSED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYJIQZ13LDWTVNF5ZZN3WLWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADYJIQZ13LDWTVNF5ZZN3WLWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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