A 'slow motion earthquake' caused by collapse of old sewer, destroys fifteen homes.
GV. Street & damaged house. CU. Sign, Farnworth. Damaged houses, pan to hole in road. Police officers & others pointing down road. Badly damaged house, pan to line of other damaged houses and showing flooded hole in road. Water filled hole in the road. CU. Mrs Lily Greenhalgh and her daughter-in-law, who lost complete house in hole. Torn side of house and interior of rooms. Damaged chimney stacks. Towards, train moving out of station - pan down track to show water bubbling out of hole between lines. Showing up one of the holes. Damaged houses. House with wall missing. Pan to top floor bedroom. Water gushing from beneath paving stones. Furniture being lowered from first floor and moved off. Part of bed. Towards, men carrying chairs. Water bursting from below. Caution Road Up sign. Top room with wall gone. Gushing water from below roadway. GV. Showing hole in foreground and water pouring in from roadway.