• Short Summary

    HELP POURED IN TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THE 60,000 PEOPLE OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN TOWN OF BANJA LUKA, TOLD TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES AND MOVE INTO THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S DISASTROUS EARTHQUAKE.

  • Description

    HELP POURED IN TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THE 60,000 PEOPLE OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN TOWN OF BANJA LUKA, TOLD TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES AND MOVE INTO THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S DISASTROUS EARTHQUAKE.

    TWO MINOR TREMORS DURING THE NIGHT DID NOT ADD FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE CITY, NOR FURTHER CASUALTIES TO THE 20 KILLED AND 400 INJURED IN YESTERDAY'S VIOLENT QUAKE. BUT EXPERTS FEEL THERE IS CONTINUED DANGER OF MORE EARTHQUAKES IN THE AREA FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS.

    TO AVOID DANGER OF FURTHER BUILDING COLLAPSES EVERYONE IN THE CITY CAMPED OUT IN THE OPEN LAST NIGHT--SOME WITH THE BENEFIT OF TENTS BUT MANY WITHOUT ANY SHELTER AT ALL, WITH TEMPERATURES DOWN TO FREEZING.

    RAILWAY CARRIAGES ARE HURRIEDLY BEING PREPARED AS TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR THE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN.

    FOOD SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN ARRIVING THROUGHOUT THE DAY BY LORRY FROM NEIGHBOURING TOWNS AND THE RED CROSS. DURING THE NIGHT THREE TONS OF TINNED FOOD HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO THE HOMELESS AT NINE DISTRIBUTION CENTRES.

    MORE THAN 60 OF THE WORST INJURED HAVE BEEN MOVED IN A CONSTANT HELICOPTER SHUFFLE FROM BANJA LUKA TO THE BOSNIAN CAPITAL OF SARAJEVO, ZAGREB AND OTHER LOCAL TOWNS. IN BANJA LUKA ITSELF A FIELD HOSPITAL WITH 200 BEDS HAS BEEN ERECTED IN ONE OF THE LARGEST PUBLIC PARKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF2TCH6SVWOHNRMD8G1OWUE5R2
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2TCH6SVWOHNRMD8G1OWUE5R2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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