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    JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

    INTRODUCTION: At least 19 people were killed and another 100,000 left homeless after three days on non-stop rain and floods in the Indian city of Jaipur.

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    JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

    GV Flooded streets of Jaipur 0.11
    GV Buildings partly submerged in flood waters 0.17
    LV PAN From stranded family on rooftop to floodwaters below 0.26
    GV Floodwaters gushing down broken embankment (2 shots) 0.37
    SV Tarmac on road washed away, PAN TO flood-water 0.47
    GV Damaged road and stranded trucks (2 shots) 1.03
    LV People salvaging belongings from floodwaters (3 shots) 1.33

    Background: JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

    INTRODUCTION: At least 19 people were killed and another 100,000 left homeless after three days on non-stop rain and floods in the Indian city of Jaipur. Army and civilian authorities have now started a major rescue operation in the city. The rain started falling on the north-western Indian city at the week-end (18-19 July).

    SYNOPSIS: Thousands of homes have collapsed or been washed away by monsoons which have been described as the heaviest in a century. Jaipur, renowned for its distinctive buildings of pink coloured stone, is in one of six Indian states hit by flooding.

    While rescue operations continue thousands of people are still marooned. Thousands more are stranded at railway stations following the cancellation of several trains to the city. Air services are being forced to overfly Jaipur, because the airport runway has been waterlogged.

    The city has recorded more than 600mm (about 23 inches) of rain. Several roads and rail bridges have been cut and some areas are without fresh water and electricity. Lorries and cars were stranded on the road as water gushed from rain-filled drains. Ironically the state of Rajasthan has been without rain for three years.

    Emergency supplies have been sent into areas cut off by floodwaters. Volunteers and helpers have moved in to speed up the relief operation. Hundreds of cattle have perished and large stocks of wheat have been ruined. It's been reported that rivers in the five other Indian states have continued to rise dangerously.

    Source: REUTERS - SURINDER KAPOOR

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5O81PX7ML1CRWN1IU4SMSA1Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA5O81PX7ML1CRWN1IU4SMSA1Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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