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    DEVASTATING FLOODS IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE COST 5,000 LIVES AND LEFT AN ESTIMATED ONE-MILLION HOMELESS.?

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    AERIAL VIEWS OF THE FLOODED AREA, REFUGEES HUDDLED IN BUILDINGS OUT OF THE RAIN, VILLAGERS TRYING TO CATCH RAIN IN CONTAINERS FOR DRINKING, AND UNITED STATES HELICOPTERS FERRYING IN FOOD AND MEDICINE.




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    Background: DEVASTATING FLOODS IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE COST 5,000 LIVES AND LEFT AN ESTIMATED ONE-MILLION HOMELESS. THE FLOODS FOLLOW A SERIES OF TYPHOONS WHICH BATTERED THE CENTRAL REGION.

    SOME OF THE HELICOPTERS HAD TO RUN A GAUNTLET OF GUNFIRE FROM THE VIETCONG, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE FLOODS BROUGHT A HALT TO FIGHTING IN THE AREA.

    THE HELICOPTERS WERE ABLE TO BRING IN SOME SUPPLIES, BUT THE TOTAL WAS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. NOW, THOUSANDS ARE FACING NOT ONLY STARVATION BUT THE THREAT OF EPIDEMICS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YLLXOQG0G5FM1NDD667ZN1AC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YLLXOQG0G5FM1NDD667ZN1AC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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