Work continues in the northern Greek town of Salonica to clean up the after effects of the severe earthquake which killed 47 people and injured hundreds of others.
TRAVELLING SHOT SHOWING Tents in which victims are housed.
SV Woman looking after child in tent.(3 SHOTS)
GV Rubble being cleared from Salonica street PAN TO show other buildings still standing. (2 SHOTS)
SV People making makeshift tents.
SV Women taking water from communal tank.
LV Greek flag flying from tent ZOOM BACK TO people around tent.
GV PAN ACROSS Camp site to show damaged town in background.
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Background: Work continues in the northern Greek town of Salonica to clean up the after effects of the severe earthquake which killed 47 people and injured hundreds of others.
SYNOPSIS: On Monday (26 June) many of the estimated five hundred thousand people who fled the stricken city were reported to be returning from makeshift camps in the surrounding countryside. Local authorities and the army continued to help those still living outside the city. It's reported that it was costing the government more than 29 million pounds sterling a week to aid those who fled. Food, tents and medical help all had to be provided.
The earthquake was severe. Even so, experts who visited the area said it caused relatively little damage despite its intensity. One Saloncia official said only about one hundred buildings in the city were uninhabitable. The damage belied the effects. One big apartment block crumpled like a house of cards while others didn't. The authorities are investigating.
Two days after the earthquake there were rumours that another earthquake was imminent. People's dogs became restless and started barking for no reason just as they had before the big tremor.
Another three days passed and on Sunday (25 June) tremors were felt in the area. However Greek and Foreign experts described them as weak. They said the chances of another serious earthquake hitting the area was remote. On Wednesday (28 June) the authorities said life in Salonica was rapidly returning to normal.