• Short Summary

    NONOC ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

    The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Ike has risen to more than fifteen hundred, with government officials indicating it could rise as high as three thousand.Rescuers are still discovering bodies in the wreckage and floodwaters left by the typhoon, which swept through the central and southern Philippines over the weekend of September 1 and 2.The worst hit area was Surigao, a province on the Northeast tip of Mindanao Island.Local officials said one thousand people had been killed in the town of Surigao alone, and authorities were running out of coffins and embalming fluid for the bodies.The Philippines Office of Defence said as many as 160,000 people have been left homeless by the typhoon, which has now crossed into South China after weakening into a tropical storm.Rescue work is well under way to restore communities to normal, but the tasks faced are enormous.On Nonoc Island in Surigao Province, where at least fifty people died in the typhoon, survivors were left with only ruins and rampaging floodwaters.As the locals surveyed the wreckage of their homes, rescue workers were still pulling bodies from nearby beaches.On September 6, the Surigao area was still without supplies of drinking water, and relief supplies were being flown in from Manila.The restoration of normal supplies was expected to take many weeks to complete.

  • Description

    1. GV PAN Damaged buildings in village, people walking in rubble 0.19
    2. GVs Further shots of damaged buildings (2 shots) 0.28
    3. GV People among wreckage of their village 0.36
    4. TRACKING SHOT THROUGH Damaged buildings (2 shots) 0.48
    5. GV Barge swept into pier by typhoon 0.56
    6. GVs Floating body in water (2 shots) 1.06
    7. GVs Wreckage and floodwaters (2 shots) 1.16
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    Background: NONOC ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

    The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Ike has risen to more than fifteen hundred, with government officials indicating it could rise as high as three thousand.Rescuers are still discovering bodies in the wreckage and floodwaters left by the typhoon, which swept through the central and southern Philippines over the weekend of September 1 and 2.The worst hit area was Surigao, a province on the Northeast tip of Mindanao Island.Local officials said one thousand people had been killed in the town of Surigao alone, and authorities were running out of coffins and embalming fluid for the bodies.The Philippines Office of Defence said as many as 160,000 people have been left homeless by the typhoon, which has now crossed into South China after weakening into a tropical storm.Rescue work is well under way to restore communities to normal, but the tasks faced are enormous.On Nonoc Island in Surigao Province, where at least fifty people died in the typhoon, survivors were left with only ruins and rampaging floodwaters.As the locals surveyed the wreckage of their homes, rescue workers were still pulling bodies from nearby beaches.On September 6, the Surigao area was still without supplies of drinking water, and relief supplies were being flown in from Manila.The restoration of normal supplies was expected to take many weeks to complete.

    Source: MBS-4

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2RBKRR5OQJJQ15P3IVZKEAOG
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2RBKRR5OQJJQ15P3IVZKEAOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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