• Short Summary

    TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS CAUSED SERIOUS FLOODING IN TEHERAN AND IN NORTH AND CENTRAL IRAN WHERE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING THE PAST WEEK.

  • Description

    TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS CAUSED SERIOUS FLOODING IN TEHERAN AND IN NORTH AND CENTRAL IRAN WHERE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING THE PAST WEEK.

    THE CAPITAL HAS SO FAR BEEN LUCKIER. DESPITE THE SURGING FLOODWATER DAMAGE HAS BEEN SLIGHT AND NO CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

    ROAD, RAIL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS HAVE BROKEN DOWN THROUGHOUT THE FLOODED AREAS. BUT THOSE WHO WERE JUST STRANDED WERE FORT TE.

    IN ONE INCIDENT OUTSIDE TEHERAN A BUS CARRYING 45 PEOPLE AND A TAXI CONTAINING SEVEN OCCUPANTS WERE SWEPT OFF THE TEHERAN-QOM ROAD, TWENTY OF THOSE IN THE BUS AND TAXI WERE RESCUED. ELEVEN BODIES WERE LATER RECOVERED WHILE THE OTHER 21 REMAIN MISSING FEARED DROWNED.

    RELIEF TEAMS HAVE BEEN RUSHED TO THE AFFECTED AREAS WITH TENTS AND BLANKETS. ARMY HELICOPTERS WERE ON TUESDAY (2 JUNE) DROPPING FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO FLOODED VILLAGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF3OAGHNEHEFXIPP19CYFC1YFL
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3OAGHNEHEFXIPP19CYFC1YFL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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