• Short Summary

    A CYCLONE FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF WHIRLWINDS LEFT A TRAIL OF DAMAGE IN SICILY.?

  • Description

    A CYCLONE FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF WHIRLWINDS LEFT A TRAIL OF DAMAGE IN SICILY. SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 100 INJURED WHEN THE GUSTS BATTERED THE ISLAND ON SUNDAY.

    WORST HIT WAS THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, WHERE FACTORIES, HOUSES, A MILITARY AIRFIELD, COMMUNICATIONS AND CROPS WERE DEVASTATED.

    ABOUT 2,000 WORKERS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF CATANIA HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GO TO WORK BECAUSE OF DAMAGE TO THEIR FACTORIES.

    ROOFS WERE TORN OFF HOUSES, THOUSANDS OF OLIVE TREES UPROOTED, AND CARS BLOWN IN THE AIR AND TOSSED INTO ROADSIDE DITCHES DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.

    ONE WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN A WALL OF HER HOUSE COLLAPSED, ANOTHER DIED WHEN SHE WAS HIT ON THE HEAD BY FALLING MASONRY.

    POPE PAUL SENT A MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO THE BISHOPS OF CATANIA AND RAGUSA, THE TWO HARDEST-HIT AREAS, TOGETHER WITH A PERSONAL GIFT OF ONE MILLION LIRE (ABOUT GBP575 STERLING) FOR THOSE WHO SUFFERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEYK9DB8HEEEYMCQW8D0RVXPOY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYK9DB8HEEEYMCQW8D0RVXPOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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