• Short Summary

    TAIWAN -- HIT LAST SATURDAY (JAN 18) BY ITS WORST EARTHQUAKE IN 40 YEARS -- IS STILL, BECAUSE OF DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS, COUNTING ITS LOSSES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SMOKE AND DEBRIS.


    2.
    MV AFTERMATH OF EARTHQUAKE.


    3.
    MV DAMAGED AND DESTROYED BUILDINGS.


    4.
    LV PEOPLE DIG THROUGH RUINS.


    5.
    MV AFTERMATH OF EARTHQUAKE.


    6.
    MV PEOPLE WALK ALONG ROAD.




    Initials IT/N/BHH/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TAIWAN -- HIT LAST SATURDAY (JAN 18) BY ITS WORST EARTHQUAKE IN 40 YEARS -- IS STILL, BECAUSE OF DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS, COUNTING ITS LOSSES. LATEST OFFICIAL FIGURES PUT THE NUMBER KILLED AT 110 WITH NEARLY 500 INJURED. MORE THAN 10,000 ARE HOMELESS.

    MUCH OF THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY FIRES THAT FOLLOWED THE EARTH SHOCKS. IN MANY AREAS DAMAGE TO WATER SYSTEMS PREVENTED EFFECTIVE FIRE-FIGHTING.

    SOME OF THE TOWNS IN SOUTHERN TAIWAN -- THE AREA HARDEST HIT -- HAD HALF THEIR HOUSES DESTROYED. OTHERS ESTIMATED THEIR DEAD AND INJURED AT HALF THE POPULATION.

    SOLDIERS AND POLICE, MOBILISED TO CLEAR THE DEBRIS, HAVE BEEN SETTING UP SPECIAL CAMPS FOR THE SURVIVORS. MANY REFUSED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES FOR FEAR OF FURTHER SHOCKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB50LWB4V8CGK1TCD2P98MI1JO
    Media URN:
    VLVAB50LWB4V8CGK1TCD2P98MI1JO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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