• Short Summary

    SIXTY-FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN VIOLENT STORMS AND FLOODS IN NORTH ITALY DURING THE LAST TWO DAYS, POLICE SAID IN TURIN TONIGHT (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    SIXTY-FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN VIOLENT STORMS AND FLOODS IN NORTH ITALY DURING THE LAST TWO DAYS, POLICE SAID IN TURIN TONIGHT (SUNDAY). POLICE SAID THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE DEAD WERE IN THE REGION OF VALLEMOSSO, NEAR THE ITALIAN ALPS, WHERE A DAM BURST.

    THE CASUALTIES INCLUDED EIGHT PEOPLE REPORTED KILLED AND ABOUT 30 MISSING WHEN HOUSES COLLAPSED IN THE DAM BURST. THE ITALIAN RADIO SAID HELICOPTERS, TROOPS AND CARABINIERI WERE HEADING FOR THE VALLEY AREA WHICH IS OUT OFF BY ROAD AND TELEPHONE.

    COMMUNICATIONS IN THE PIEDMONT REGION ARE VIRTUALLY PARALYSED BY LANDSLIDES AND FLOODS WHICH HAVE BROUGHT DOWN BRIDGES AND CUT ROADS, RAILWAYS AND TELEPHONES.

    HOWLING SIRENS TODAY WARNED THE PEOPLE OF VENICE THE CITY WAS AGAIN BEING FLOODED. SHOPKEEPERS IN GROUND-FLOOR FLATS TRIED TO SAVE THEIR BELONGINGS AS THE SEA POURED THROUGH THE ANCIENT CITY CENTRE TO A DEPTH OF ABOUT FIVE FEET (1 1/2 M.), THE FIFTH-HIGHEST LEVEL ON RECORD.

    WHEN THE TIDE, WHIPPED BY A FIERCE SIROCCO WIND, SUBSIDED RUBBISH FROM THE CANALS PILED THE PAVEMENT AND THE SQUARES.

    HOPES VANISHED FOR THE SAFETY OF SEVEN PEOPLE TRAPPED IN HOUSES BURIED UNDER A GIANT LANDSLIDE IN PIEDIMULERA, NEAR NOVARA.

    TWO ELDERLY WOMEN WERE ALSO PRESUMED DEAD UNDER THE DEBRIS OF THEIR HOUSE HIT BY A LANDSLIDE AT SALUSSOLA, NEAR BIELLA. A THIRD WOMAN WAS DRAGGED OUT BADLY INJURED.

    IN THE MEDITERRANEAN PORT OF NOLI, A HUGE WAVE WASHED A WORKMAN AWAY FROM THE SEA FRONT. ANOTHER MAN IS MISSING AFTER BEING SWEPT AWAY BY A TORRENT AT BORGOMANERO IN THE ALPINE FOOTHILLS. SIX OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE WITH HIM WERE SAVED.

    THE ROAD AND RAILWAY THROUGH THE SIMPLON PASS TO SWITZERLAND WERE BLOCKED AND THE BORDER TOWN OF DOMOSDOSSOLA WAS CUT OFF AS A BRIDGE COLLAPSED ON THE SIMPLON HIGHWAY AND LANDSLIDES BLOCKED BOTH THE ROAD AND THE RAILWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF25PUT5FXKI8S286XY5NOXU7B
    Media URN:
    VLVAF25PUT5FXKI8S286XY5NOXU7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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