• Short Summary

    A natural dam formed by a massive landslide in north-east Colombia on Tuesday (25 January), burst on Thursday (27 January), unleashing tons of blocked water from the swollen Chitaga River.

  • Description

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    GTV Minister and Governor looking at artificial lake formed by landslide


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    GTV road alongside lake.
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    SV Governor, Minister and other officials.
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    GV Area of landslide
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    GV Technicians studying disaster area at roadside covered by lake.
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    SV Police patrol roadway.
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    GV Onlookers on mountainside.
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    GV and SV PAN clear water running near landslide and PAN to artificial lake.
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    GV and CU muddy water.
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    10.
    GV Deserted homes and damaged foliage (3 shots)
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    11.
    GV Crosses planted near deserted house.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A natural dam formed by a massive landslide in north-east Colombia on Tuesday (25 January), burst on Thursday (27 January), unleashing tons of blocked water from the swollen Chitaga River. Civil Defence squads had completed evacuation of 300 people in the 20 square kilometres (eight square miles) of farmland below the dam before it burst.

    The landslide had killed an estimated 70 people and wiped out the village of San Josecito, damming the river. Civil Defence authorities, who had been studying the possibility of dynamiting part of the landslide to relieve water pressure, said the dam collapsed on its own.

    Torrential rains are believed responsible for the landslide in Santander Province, 450 kilometres (280 miles) north-east of Bogota).

    VISNEWS cameraman Alvaro Gonzalez filmed this report shortly before the dam burst.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3G5NJJG83RT6JGV4X3CSCIYJW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3G5NJJG83RT6JGV4X3CSCIYJW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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