• Short Summary

    Hundreds of workers in Glassport, Pennsylvania (eastern United States) dug into piles of debris today (5 August) after a freak storm.

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    Night shot - Firemen -- wreckers
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    2.
    CU Civil defense worker
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    Crane lifting debris
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    MS Man carrying child
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    Man carrying child - family
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    Daytime aerial shot of debris
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    Aerial CU - Building without roof
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    MS Interior of house without roof
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    CU Wreckage
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    MS Worker with saw
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    Pan of wrecked building
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    LS Outside of building
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    LS National Guardsmen on patrol to present location
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hundreds of workers in Glassport, Pennsylvania (eastern United States) dug into piles of debris today (5 August) after a freak storm.

    Two persons were killed and seventy injured by the sudden, violent storm which tore through Glassport Saturday night (3 August) leaving a trail of smashed buildings.The two killed were in the three-story Petrosky Hotel, which was flattened by the wind.The roof of a roller skating rink collapsed; the factory and offices of the U.S.Glass Company were severely damaged, as were many other private homes and business buildings.Damage was estimated at over three-million dollars; almost every building int he city suffered.

    The damage was done in just forty-five minutes, when winds of 90-miles an hour ripped through the city.The U.S.Weather Bureau flattening Glassport, the storm roared into neighbouring towns, doing considerable damage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8XUXUMD79CFI8U8Z5QJI506MR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XUXUMD79CFI8U8Z5QJI506MR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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