• Short Summary

    NINETEEN PEOPLE HAVE NOW LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FLOODS WHICH HAVE BEEN RAVAGING EAST TYROL, AUSTRIA, FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN.

  • Description


    AERIAL SHOTS OF FLOODED AREAS; FLOODED RIVER; CARS THROUGH WATER.




    Initials JMC/EURO-TELE(ORF)/BHH/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NINETEEN PEOPLE HAVE NOW LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FLOODS WHICH HAVE BEEN RAVAGING EAST TYROL, AUSTRIA, FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN. FIVE VILLAGERS AND A WEST BERLIN FAMILY OF SIX STAYING IN A HOUSE AT ASSLING LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN SWEPT AWAY BY THE SWIRLING FLOODWATERS.

    THE FLOODS ARE WORST IN SOUTHERN AUSTRIA, WHERE MOST OF THE TOURISTS GO AND 10,000 OF THEM ARE REPORTED TO BE STRANDED. SOME PLACES HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FOR MORE THAN 48-HOURS. ROADS AND RAILWAY LINES ARE CLOSED AND MANY BRIDGES HAVE BEEN WASHED AWAY. THE AUSTRIAN ARMY IS USING HELICOPTERS TO TAKE SUPPLIES TO A NUMBER OF TOWNS, AND POLICE HAVE WARNED PEOPLE NOT TO USE THEIR CARS UNTIL THE FLOODS SUBSIDE.

    THE TORRENTS POURING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS ARE THE RESULT OF SEVERAL DAYS HEAVY RAIN IN THE TYROL. BUT THE LATEST REPORTS FROM VIENNA SAY THAT THE RAIN HAS NOW STOPPED AND RIVER LEVELS ARE FALLING IN SOME PLACES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAI6T0H4UK8U14L856SEAE4Q55
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI6T0H4UK8U14L856SEAE4Q55
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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