• Short Summary

    A cyclonic storm was building up on Saturday in the bay of Bengal, threatening fresh destruction to the coast of the Eastern Indian stats of Orissa, where ten thousand people died in a cyclone and tidal wave a week ago.

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    A cyclonic storm was building up on Saturday in the bay of Bengal, threatening fresh destruction to the coast of the Eastern Indian stats of Orissa, where ten thousand people died in a cyclone and tidal wave a week ago.

    This film showing local people coping with the cyclone aftermath was shot at the riverside town of Chandbali, on the 3rd and 4th November.

    SYNOPSIS: A new cyclonic storm was building up on Saturday in the Bay of Bengal, threatening fresh destruction to the coast of the Eastern Indian stats of Orissa, where ten thousand people died in a cyclone and tidal wave a week ago.

    With communications still not restored after the first storm, the local authorities faced a virtually impossible ask of giving villagers, many of them without shelter and food already, proper warning. The search for bodies uncovered was still going on in the devastated area as people began to repair their homes.

    In many areas drinking water has been polluted by the salt water which tore its way through the countryside, and by rotting corpses and animal carcases.

    Reuter reported that one village, Kharinasi, about five kilometres (3 miles) from Jamboo Point, received relief on Thursday for the first time since the cyclone struck. A village of 4,000 people, it lost all its crops and houses, but escaped heavy loss of life because it lies about 16 feet (five meters) above sea level.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6LK1X9HFH1SF8T1CLS5KTAML
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6LK1X9HFH1SF8T1CLS5KTAML
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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