• Short Summary

    A WOMAN WAS BURNED TO DEATH, SCORES OF PEOPLE INJURED, AND HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES LOST THEIR HOMES IN A BIG FIRE WHICH ROARED THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL SECTION OF BATANGAS, A TOWN SOUTH EAST OF MANILA, THE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES.

  • Description

    A WOMAN WAS BURNED TO DEATH, SCORES OF PEOPLE INJURED, AND HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES LOST THEIR HOMES IN A BIG FIRE WHICH ROARED THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL SECTION OF BATANGAS, A TOWN SOUTH EAST OF MANILA, THE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES. A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS PRECEDED THE FIRE WHICH SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE HOT, WINDY WEATHER.

    AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FORE, SMALL HOUSES AT THE FRINGE OF THE DISASTER AREA HAD TO BE BULLDOZED DOWN TO PREVENT THE FIRE FROM SPREADING. ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF THE COMMERCIAL SECTION WAS REDUCED TO ASHES. TO PREVENT LOOTING EXTRA POLICE PATROLLED THE AREA AS SCORES OF FAMILIES DUG INTO THE RUBBLE OF THEIR HOMES IN THE HOPE OF SALVAGING SOME PROPERTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUUM206F59REFZOJOXJMVOK2X
    Media URN:
    VLVAUUM206F59REFZOJOXJMVOK2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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