The earthquake-ravaged seaport of Agadir, Morocco, was the scene of exhaustive rescue operations March 2, as workers continued to dig in the ruins - many with bare hands - desperately searching for the living, and listening for faint cries and feeble rappings from survivors to guide them.
CU Sign 'Agadir'.
LV The Saada hotel completely flattened.
LV Car in debris.
SV Rescuers at work with pick-axes.
GV Completely demolished building.
GV Wrecked houses.
SV Small bus part buried under rubble.
LV Gaping hole in side of building.
LV Wrecked and burned out sardine factory.
SV Row of badly damaged shanty type houses.
GV Wrecked building.
SV Boulders on cracked roads.
SCU Cracked road.
SV Man carries body of child.
SLV Ditto followed by another man and child.
SV Bodies on roadside.
SV Body on stretcher.
SV Stretcher party carry body.
Editors Note: Refer Prod. Nos 1513 and 1514.
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Background: The earthquake-ravaged seaport of Agadir, Morocco, was the scene of exhaustive rescue operations March 2, as workers continued to dig in the ruins - many with bare hands - desperately searching for the living, and listening for faint cries and feeble rappings from survivors to guide them.
Only 800 bodies and 1500 injured have been dug out. There may be many thousands of victims still buried.
As the danger of typhus or plague grew in the lightless, waterless town, and hordes of rats invaded the streets from open sewers, intensive demolition and clearing operations were ordered by Moroccan authorities, March 3. The troop cordon around the town has been tightened to allow only rescue workers through.
Meanwhile the world sends help to the stricken population. French naval units and American air force personnel and aircraft from nearby bases are already hard at work among the ruins. British 'Shackleton' aircraft have been converted into flying ambulances and are flying food, tents and supplies from Gibralta. Aid by sea and air is also being rushed from Holland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Pakistan as the world unites to help this stricken city.