• Short Summary

    A TORNADO TORE INTO THE TOWN OF FRAY MARCOS, NEAR MONTIVIDEO ON MONDAY NIGHT (APRIL 21), KILLING SEVEN PEOPLE AND INJURING FIFTY OTHERS.

  • Description

    A TORNADO TORE INTO THE TOWN OF FRAY MARCOS, NEAR MONTIVIDEO ON MONDAY NIGHT (APRIL 21), KILLING SEVEN PEOPLE AND INJURING FIFTY OTHERS.

    MOST OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN WERE FLATTENED AND ELECTRIC POWER LINES WERE CUT.

    MEN AND WOMEN WANDERED AROUND THE DISASTER SITE, CALLING TO THEIR CHILDREN; RELATIVES TRIED TO FIND THEIR FAMILIES.

    A STRONG WIND PRECEDED THE TORNADO, BUT BY THE TIME THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN REALISED THE TORNADO WAS UPON THEM IT WAS TOO LATE.

    THE CHURCH AND CEMETERY WERE DESTROYED; LUCKILY, THE CHURCH WAS VACANT AT THE TIME.

    AN OLD WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN IN BED ASLEEP AWOKE TO FIND HERSELF LOOKING AT THE SKY -- THE ROOF OF HER HOUSE HAD BEEN RIPPED OFF -- DURING THE NIGHT.

    PRESIDENT PACHECO ARECO VISITED THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY (APRIL 22), AND TALKED TO PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED THE STORM.

    RESCUE TEAMS, AMBULANCES AND DOCTORS ARE NOW WORKING IN THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE87UXP0PYA4NQRTTU47V9ZDEV
    Media URN:
    VLVAE87UXP0PYA4NQRTTU47V9ZDEV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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