• Short Summary

    The Philippines government has launched major relief operations in the central and southern parts of the country, where a typhoon has left hundreds of people dead and thousands homeless.The official death toll reached 332 on September 3, but authorities feared it could be triple that number as reports came in from areas previously cut off by the typhoon.Most of the deaths were from drowning, as seas swamped coastal communities and rivers turned into torrents.Some 150 thousand people have been made homeless and damage to property is estimated at millions of dollars.Air Force planes have been ferrying supplies to the central provinces of Cebu, Iloilo and Negros Occidental, as well as Surigao del Norte in the southern island of Mindanao.Typhoon "Ike" has been the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in fourteen years, reaching 275 kilometres per hour (170 mph) at its peak and damaging or destroying almost ninety per cent of the buildings in central Surigao.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Boat swaying on rough seas at end of pier
    0.15

    2.
    SVs Damaged roofs
    0.25

    3.
    GVs & SVs Damaged buildings and collapsed houses
    0.40

    4.
    GVs Uprooted trees
    0.56

    5.
    GVs & SVs Twisted radio transmitter aerials
    1.04

    6.
    SV Coconut trees with leaves blown off
    1.17




    Initials ASG/DG/PM





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Philippines government has launched major relief operations in the central and southern parts of the country, where a typhoon has left hundreds of people dead and thousands homeless.The official death toll reached 332 on September 3, but authorities feared it could be triple that number as reports came in from areas previously cut off by the typhoon.Most of the deaths were from drowning, as seas swamped coastal communities and rivers turned into torrents.Some 150 thousand people have been made homeless and damage to property is estimated at millions of dollars.Air Force planes have been ferrying supplies to the central provinces of Cebu, Iloilo and Negros Occidental, as well as Surigao del Norte in the southern island of Mindanao.Typhoon "Ike" has been the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in fourteen years, reaching 275 kilometres per hour (170 mph) at its peak and damaging or destroying almost ninety per cent of the buildings in central Surigao.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8X8P3WR2KFX2CVID1DH4ZS8K6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8X8P3WR2KFX2CVID1DH4ZS8K6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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