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    An elderly woman was killed, houses demolished and others severely damaged when the dam of a lake burst near Pye, Osnabruk on October 25.

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    Film is showing in several shots area where disaster took place. Also damaged houses, place where one house was located and where one person was killed. The house was placed just before the badly damaged one. Also ruins of bicycles etc. People speaking to policemen etc. Track line damaged. Some long and direction shots to the colony. Children playing with mud.




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    Background: An elderly woman was killed, houses demolished and others severely damaged when the dam of a lake burst near Pye, Osnabruk on October 25.

    The lake was used by a firm of masons who used the water to wash and prepare stonework. The damage occurred when a mid-bank dam gave way and released thousands of gallons of water and mud over the adjoining community.

    The force of the torrent swept away the earth beneath a railway line, leaving it hanging crazily over a sea of mud. Houses collapsed, undermined by the rapid erosion.

    The house in which the old woman lost her life was situated close by the one seen with its superstructure standing precariously on severely damaged walls.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVSY5B2H0D7APZJ58HHOH96S4
    Media URN:
    VLVAVSY5B2H0D7APZJ58HHOH96S4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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