• Short Summary

    TEN PROVINCES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL THAILAND WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT SEVEN MILLION ARE SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE DROUGHT.

  • Description


    VILLAGERS DIGGING FOR WATER; MAN BATHING IN MUDDY WATER FROM HOLE; WATER TANKER ARRIVING; LECTURE; FOOD BEING DISTRIBUTED; PEOPLE ROUND WATER TANKERS.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TEN PROVINCES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL THAILAND WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT SEVEN MILLION ARE SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE DROUGHT. IN KHON KAEN IN THE NORTHEAST ABOUT 75,000 PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM A SHORTAGE OF FOOD AS WELL AS THE GENERAL ACUTE WATER SHORTAGE.

    GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE RUSHED WATER AND RELIED SUPPLIES INTO THE DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS. THE PUBLIC DISASTER DIVISION ON THE THAI POLICE FORCE IS OPERATING A FLEET OF WATER TRUCKS IN THE AFFECTED PROVINCES AND A TWENTY NEW WELLS EACH EIGHTY TO A HUNDRED FEET DEEP, ARE BEING DUG.

    THE PUBLIC WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAVE PROVIDED MONEY TO BUY 1,000 BAGS OF GLUTINOUS RICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF KHON KEAN.

    VOLUNTEERS FROM A PRIVATE FOUNDATION KNOWN AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF STUDENTS' CLEANLINESS HAVE MOVED INTO KHON KAEN WITH PRESENTS FOR THE CHILDREN. THE VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO DEMONSTRATING HEALTH MEASURES TO HELP THE PEOPLE STAY CLEAN IN SPITE OF THE WATER SHORTAGE.

    THE AREA'S ECONOMY DEPENDS ON JUTE, RICE AND KENAF CROPS WHICH HAVE FAILED WITH THE ABSENCE OF WATER FOR IRRIGATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UDI6U45RH69CXDMXPD1WS6R1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UDI6U45RH69CXDMXPD1WS6R1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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