• Short Summary

    THE TOWN OF LONGARONE WIPED OUT IN THE ITALIAN DAM DISASTER, MAY NEVER RISE AGAIN.?

  • Description

    THE TOWN OF LONGARONE WIPED OUT IN THE ITALIAN DAM DISASTER, MAY NEVER RISE AGAIN. ENGINEERS ON THE SPOT HAVE EXPRESSED THIS OPINION AFTER SURVEYING SCENES OF DESOLATION. MEANWHILE, IN THE VALLEY OF MUD AND RUBBLE THE FORLORN SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS GOES ON.

    THROUGHOUT LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) ITALIAN SOLDIERS TOILED UNDER THE GLARE OF SEARCHLIGHTS UNEARTHING THE VICTIMS. FIFTEEN HUNDRED BODIES HAVE SEEN RECOVERED TO DATE. A FURTHER 1,000 ARE STILL LYING BENEATH THE DEBRIS.

    THERE IS LITTLE TO REMIND ONLOOKERS THAT ONLY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT LAST LONGARONE WAS A PLACE WHERE HUMAN BEINGS LIVED, WORKED AND PRAYED. THE LEGACIES OF ITS EXISTENCE ARE A FEW MATTRESSES, TWISTED BEDS, SOME SALVAGED SHOES AND A FEW BOTTLES.

    THE SHOCKED AND GRIEF-STRICKEN SURVIVORS ARE NOW RECOUNTING TO RELIEF AUTHORITIES THEIR EXPERIENCES WHEN THE FLOOD WAVE ROLLED DOWN ON THEM. MEANWHILE, POSTERS ARE BERING DISPLAYED WARNING THAT THE PLANE IS POLLUTED BY THE DEAD AND BY VAST QUANTITIES OF INDUSTRIAL ACID AND OIL FROM RUPTURED STORAGE TANKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE0BZYIGHE7ODQ2JNWXMYHPWDV
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0BZYIGHE7ODQ2JNWXMYHPWDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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