• Short Summary

    The severe floods which struck West Bengal last week-end (October 3-4) have caused 50 deaths, it is reported, and widespread damage.

  • Description

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    GV. Floods
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    LV. DITTO
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    LV. Flooded houses
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    LV.PAN Flooded fields, houses
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    SV. Car partly submerged
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    SV. Flood water
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    GV. Flooded paddy field
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    TV. People being evacuated by boats
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    LV.PAN Boats..PAN to woman wading through water with belongings on head
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    SV. Woman wading through water
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    LV. PAN..more people wading..PAN TO FLOODED HOMES
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    SV. Man wading through water
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    LV. Cart through flooded field
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    STV. Refugees in boats
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    SV. Refugees launched from boats
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    GV. Palace which is being used for refugees
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    LV. Refugees queue for food
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    SV. DITTO
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    19.
    LV. Refugees receiving food
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    SCU. DITTO
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    Initials BA/WS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The severe floods which struck West Bengal last week-end (October 3-4) have caused 50 deaths, it is reported, and widespread damage. An estimated million acres of land have been submerged and many people driven from their homes.

    As the floods hit the countryside, water from the swollen Damodar River and its tributaries had to be released by the Damodar Valley Project authorities to protect the Maithon and Panchat Dams.

    At first, bad weather hampered rescue and relief operations, but later emergency food supplies were distributed to the flood victims.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GTXCPIPUMC9YI59G8DUP21DY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GTXCPIPUMC9YI59G8DUP21DY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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