• Short Summary

    THE DEATH TOLL IN TEHERAN'S AVALANCHE DISASTER IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND THE 40 MARK.?

  • Description


    CARS STRANDED IN VALLEY: OVERTURNED CAR IN STREAM: MACHINERY CLEARING ROAD: OVERTURNED VEHICLES: DAMAGED CARS AND BUSES: VARIOUS SHOTS OF CLEARING OPERATIONS.




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    Background: THE DEATH TOLL IN TEHERAN'S AVALANCHE DISASTER IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND THE 40 MARK. RESCUERS ARE STILL COMBING THE AREA WHERE, ON WEDNESDAY, A SERIES OF AVALANCHES TRAPPED ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE.

    ARMY AND POLICE RESCUE TEAMS HAVE SAVED MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE TRAPPED BENEATH THE SNOW. IN A MASSIVE BULLDOZER AND HELICOPTER LAND AND AIR OPERATION THE INJURED HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITALS.

    THE AVALANCHES SWEPT DOWN ON THE TEHERAN-AMOL HIGHWAY ABOUT 60 MILES (100 KMS) NORTH OF THE CAPITAL. SURVIVORS TOLD HOW FROZEN ROCK AND SNOW TUMBLED DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE SMOTHERING CARS, TRUCKS AND BUSES. SOME VEHICLES WERE SWEPT INTO RAVINES.

    THE VICTIMS WERE MAINLY PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH UNDER THE ICY TORRENT. ARMY HELICOPTERS ARE SCOURING THE DISASTER AREA SEEKING FURTHER VICTIMS OR POSSIBLE NEW DANGER SPOTS. THE HIGHWAY HAS BEEN CLEARED BY BULLDOZERS AND STRANDED OR WRECKED CARS TOWED AWAY. THE ROAD WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC UNTIL THE DANGER OF FURTHER FALLS IS OVER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8B0XO51IMJWFK92ODKIJ5RKHT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8B0XO51IMJWFK92ODKIJ5RKHT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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