• Short Summary

    The earthquake which devastated Iran's southern province of Fars on April 10 this year killed more than five-thousand people and injured at least one thousand more.

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    The earthquake which devastated Iran's southern province of Fars on April 10 this year killed more than five-thousand people and injured at least one thousand more.

    The details were given to the Shah of Iran on Saturday(April 15) when he flow from Teheran to the worst hit region, around the village of Ghir, which was at the epicentre of the quake.

    The Shah - accompanied by Empress Farah, Premier Amir Abbas, Cabinet ministers and military commanders - inspected relief work in progress and toured the tent village where survivors of Ghir were being housed.

    Fresh tremors had hit the area only the day before, and three rescue workers were killed by collapsing heaps of rubble.

    SYNOPSIS: The Shah of Iran on Saturday visited the province of Fars - devastated five days before by an earthquake which killed more than five-thousand people.

    The shock total - one thousand higher than previously stated - was contained in a report handed to the Shah by a provincial official. Over 13-hundred people were injured.....

    Touring the emergency tent village with the Shah were the empress Farah, Premier Amir Abbas, Cabinet Ministers and military commanders......
    The Shah had flown from Teheran first to Shitaz, and then on to Ghir - the largest of the sixty villages hit by the quake and the worst effectual. Nearly a thousand people died in this village alone. Of the village buildings not one wall remained standing - relief workers said.

    Fears for the safety of the area persisted as the Shah made his tour. The day before fresh tremors hit the region, and three rescue workers were killed by collapsing piles of rubble.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAOGIY8ZFU0MW1108REA40SJBR
    Media URN:
    VLVAOGIY8ZFU0MW1108REA40SJBR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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