• Short Summary

    Scenes of destruction after the Vega de Tara dam burst and engulfed village of Ridadelago.

  • Description

    Titles read: "DAM BURST DESTROYS VILLAGE".

    Ridadelago, Spain.

    Various shots of the ruined village of Ridadelago in the Zamora region of Northern Spain after the Vega de Tara dam burst at 4 o'clock in the morning. The village was engulfed by water when the dam on Lake Sanabria burst.

    We see a wrecked church, debris strewn about inside the church. General view from the lake to the village before the disaster. Flood waters run from the mountains towards the village. Uprooted tree. Overturned coach. Rescue workers dig amongst the debris looking for bodies.

    Wrecked homes. Toy, cup and saucers lying amongst debris. Rescue workers carrying body on stretcher. Smashed bicycle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1565.21
    Media URN:
    50253
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:09:00 / 01:53:30:00
    Canister:
    59/5

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