• Short Summary

    VISNEWS Apl 16 filmed flood damage in the Greater Buenos Aires district of the Argentine as the waters of the River Plate slowly subsided after fourteen days of continuous torrential rains and gales had lashed Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

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    VISNEWS Apl 16 filmed flood damage in the Greater Buenos Aires district of the Argentine as the waters of the River Plate slowly subsided after fourteen days of continuous torrential rains and gales had lashed Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

    The three governments and hundreds of institutions rushed to the aid of some 100,000 destitute victims of the deluge. In Gualeguaychu, 120 miles north of Buenos Aires, on the Uruguay River, snakes swarmed in great numbers and emergency stations are appealing for snake bite serum. The authorities are also sending out teams to inoculate people against typhoid to prevent an epidemic in the wake of the floods.

    Buenos Aires seaport was forced to close and 19 ships were unable to leave harbour. Apl 17 the port was re-opened and shipping movement returned to normal. It had become quite normal to use a boat when crossing the street of this 'Venice' of South America.

    Refugees from water-logged homes in the low lying districts of the capital, were given shelter in school buildings, military barracks or even under railway bridges. But the milkman still got through with milk for the children....

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELRJHM9TZLNGQFXTD56X1N1OR
    Media URN:
    VLVAELRJHM9TZLNGQFXTD56X1N1OR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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