• Short Summary

    THE DEATH OF TWO PEOPLE TRAMPLED TO DEATH AS THEY TRIED TO FLEE FROM A MANILA CINEMA HAS BROUGHT THE TOLL FROM PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE TO 11 DEAD.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PEOPLE IN STREET PAN TO CRACKED BUILDINGS
    0.11

    2.
    LV PAN CRACKED FACE OF BUILDING
    0.24

    3.
    SV FRONT BUILDING DAMAGED
    0.27

    4.
    LV CHILDREN & PEOPLE IN STREET
    0.32

    5.
    CU SIGN "SAN NICOLAS"
    0.35

    6.
    GV PAN OVER WRECKED BUILDING
    0.43

    7.
    SV COLLAPSED STRUCTURE OF BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    0.52

    8.
    LV TILT DOWN OF DAMAGED BUILDING MEN SEARCHING
    1.00

    9.
    LV PAN WRECKED BUILDING & UNEVEN PAVEMENTS (4 SHOTS)
    1.15

    10.
    GV TILT UP BENT GIRDERS
    1.20



    Initials RJ/VS/JH/PS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DEATH OF TWO PEOPLE TRAMPLED TO DEATH AS THEY TRIED TO FLEE FROM A MANILA CINEMA HAS BROUGHT THE TOLL FROM PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE TO 11 DEAD. THE MAN AND WOMAN DIED AFTER BEING CRUSHED IN THE RUSH FROM THE CINEMA AS POWERFUL TREMORS SHOOK THE NORTHERN PHILIPPINES ON TUESDAY. BESIDES THE TWO CINEMA VICTIMS, SEVEN PEOPLE DIED WHEN STRUCK BY MASONRY IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CITY AND TWO OTHERS WERE KILLED IN A SIMILAR WAY IN SURROUNDING AREAS.

    THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK AT LUNCH TIME. SEVERAL BUILDINGS COLLAPSED THROWING BRICKS AND MASONRY INTO THE STREETS. MIRACULOUSLY THE DEATH TOLL WAS VERY LOW CONSIDERING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE EARTHQUAKE.

    ONE OF THE LUCKIEST STORIES CENTERED AROUND A LARGE SCHOOL. NORMALLY THERE ARE MORE THAN 1,000 STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE, BUT BECAUSE OF A GENERAL STRIKE IN MANILA, THERE WERE ONLY FIVE PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOL WHEN IT COLLAPSED. ALL ESCAPED INJURY. A TOP LEVEL ENQUIRY HAS BEEN ORDERED INTO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCHOOL.

    IT WAS PROBABLY THE GENERAL STRIKE WHICH KEPT THE DEATH TOLL DOWN. MANY BUSINESS HOUSES WERE CLOSED AND A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT HOME WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98CUKHQ3HKUTHO1LOWMU2QWK4
    Media URN:
    VLVA98CUKHQ3HKUTHO1LOWMU2QWK4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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