• Short Summary

    Survivors started cleaning up Mexico's La Paz City after Hurricane Liza, which has so far claimed more than 600 lives.

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    GV: La Paz City, Mexico.
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    2.
    GV PAN DOWN: church
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    3.
    SV: man rescuing belongings from flood water.
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    4.
    SV: men rebuilding shack.
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    5.
    SV: wrecked cars and debris.
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    6.
    SV: Homeless people receive clothing.
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    7.
    GV: water truck and people waiting for water.
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    8.
    SV: Electricity and telephone wires being repaired PAN TO wrecked buildings.
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    9.
    SV PAN OVER: Flood water and sewage.
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    10.
    SV: body placed in coffin and lowered into mass orave.
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    REPORTER: "As they do every Sunday in La Paz, the church bells called the people to worship this morning, Many came to say prayers for the souls of the dead, others to give thanks for surviving the storms and the flood. In the shanty town destroyed by the flood waters, a lot of people spent their Sunday working, digging out possessions; rebuilding the shacks that were washed out to sea. The task of getting life back to normal in La Paz will be a huge one. Thousands of people have been made homeless. They are being housed, fed and clothed at temporary shelters. There is no running water so they have to depend on trucks to bring water to them. Electricity and telephone are out. The Government says it will be several weeks before services are restored. But the biggest worry now is sanitation. Raw sewage flows in some of the streets and some officials fear that could cause disease. "Because of the concern about sanitation, the bodies of the dead are being buried as fast




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    Background: Survivors started cleaning up Mexico's La Paz City after Hurricane Liza, which has so far claimed more than 600 lives. It was the worst hurricane to strike Mexico this century. Now, the authorities have launched a massive aid programme. The hurricane, which hit the resort town and state capital last Friday, destroyed about one fifth of the city's buildings. An American reporter has details of the killer storm's aftermath.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35VN64G8FCBJT1SVOQTDCLLBO
    Media URN:
    VLVA35VN64G8FCBJT1SVOQTDCLLBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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