• Short Summary

    RAIN AND FLOODS HAVE DESTROYED 10 MILLION RUPEES (ABOUT GBP500,000 STERLING) WORTH OF CROPS IN NEW DELHI STATE, AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    RAIN AND FLOODS HAVE DESTROYED 10 MILLION RUPEES (ABOUT GBP500,000 STERLING) WORTH OF CROPS IN NEW DELHI STATE, AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THE JUMNA RIVER HAS RISEN THREE FEET (ABOUT ONE METRE) ABOVE THE DANGER LEVEL AT DELHI AND IS EXPECTED TO RISE HIGHER TODAY (TUESDAY), CREATING FURTHER HAVOC IN LOW-LYING VILLAGES AROUND THE CAPITAL AND IN SOME AREAS OF THE CITY.

    A TOTAL OF 129 VILLAGES HAVE ALREADY BEEN FLOODED AND 4,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED TO 10 RELIEF CAMPS SET UP BY THE DELHI AUTHORITIES TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR THE FLOOD VICTIMS. THE UNOFFICIAL DEATH TOLL STANDS AT ABOUT 24.

    MANY VILLAGERS REMAINED MAROONED IN THE SWIRLING WATERS AND IN THE WORST AFFECTED AREAS OTHERS WERE RESCUED BY BOAT OR WADED TO SAFETY, CARRYING ON THEIR HEADS COOKING POTS, CLOTHING AND BEDS.

    BUT IN LOW-LYING VILLAGES AROUND DELHI, WHERE THE INHABITANTS ARE USED TO FLOODS, MANY FARMERS SWAM TO THEIR FIELDS AND TENDED CROPS AS USUAL OR DROVE CATTLE TO HIGHER GROUND.

    SOUTH OF DELHI IN THE MATHURA DISTRICT, 566 VILLAGES HAVE BEEN HIT BY FLOODING AND OVER 12,000 HOUSES HAVE COLLAPSED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE796FI69IUJOY3FO5YX26VXRL
    Media URN:
    VLVAE796FI69IUJOY3FO5YX26VXRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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