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    Four weeks after cyclones and tidal waves devastated the southern delta in East Pakistan relief supplies finally are sufficient.

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    RELIEF EFFORTS AND PAKISTANI VILLAGERS FISHING AND IN THEIR DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINE




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Four weeks after cyclones and tidal waves devastated the southern delta in East Pakistan relief supplies finally are sufficient. The dead have been buried, much rubble ha been cleared, and the countryside seems almost normal.

    Normal lines of supply into the stricken areas are re-opening. More and more relief supplies are arriving by truck and riverboat. The supplies are no longer being scattered from hovering helicopters in random fashion.

    Distribution centres have been set up throughout most of the disaster area. At these centres Pakistani bureaucrats carefully dole out measured amounts of clothing and food. Each family is allowed one pound of wheat and rice per day.

    After a slow start the government now appears to be doing about as well as could be expected in providing relief to the survivors. It will still be difficult for them for a long time. They will have to depend on outside food, but a least Relief seems sufficient.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZTIO43GRO03DXO0MVCUF4ORF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZTIO43GRO03DXO0MVCUF4ORF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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