• Short Summary

    FIRE BROKE OUT EARLY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN A SMALL SQUATTER SETTLEMENT IN THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR.

  • Description

    FIRE BROKE OUT EARLY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN A SMALL SQUATTER SETTLEMENT IN THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR. NEARLY TWO HUNDRED PERSONS WERE LEFT HOMELESS BY THE FIRE, ALTHOUGH NO-ONE WAS INJURED.

    TEN HUTS WERE DESTROYED IN THE FIRE, WHICH WAS CAUSED BY SPARKS FROM JOSS STICKS AND BURNING PAPER MONEY PLACED NEAR ONE OF THE HUTS BY SQUATTERS TAKING PART IN A PRAYER CEREMONY. THE SQUATTERS HAD BUILT THE HUTS LESS THAN HALF A MILE (.8 KILOMETRES) FROM THE CITY'S CENTRE.

    IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 170,000 PERSONS OUT OF KUALA LUMPUR'S HALF-MILLION POPULATION ARE SQUATTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE7RF8LD4W0QOJT9P75A2V7CPP
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7RF8LD4W0QOJT9P75A2V7CPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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