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    DHAMAR PROVINCE, NORTH YEMEN

    More than 1,000 people were killed in an earthquake which flattened scores of villages in North Yemen on December 13.

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    1. AERIAL VIEW Devastated villages seen from air (2 shots) 0.13
    2. GV Damaged and destroyed building (3 shots) 0.26
    3. SV & CU Homeless people and belongings on streets (3 shots) 0.41
    4. GV PAN More damaged buildings 0.52
    5. GV Injured being brought out on stretcher 0.59
    6. SV Ambulance arriving 1.04
    7. GV Wrapped up body taken from on stretcher 1.09
    8. GV PAN & GV Damaged buildings (2 shots) 1.26
    9. GV INTERIOR Women surrounding body on floor and weeping 1.43
    10. GVs Dead and injured being placed in ambulances (2 shots) 1.57
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    Background: DHAMAR PROVINCE, NORTH YEMEN

    More than 1,000 people were killed in an earthquake which flattened scores of villages in North Yemen on December 13. The country's Prime Minister Abdul-Karim Al-Iryani said the next day that casualties so far reported were 1,082 dead and 1,104 injured. Dr. Iryani said 143 villages had been damaged or totally wrecked by the 40-second tremor which struck Dhamar Province, 100 kilometres (62 miles) south-east of the capital Sanaa. Thousands of people made homeless by the earthquake slept overnight in the streets where they had gathered their belongings which they salvaged from the devastated villages. Rescue workers sifted through rubble for survivors and for the bodies of those killed when the quake shook the primitive houses to ruins. Rescue officials said the highest death toll appeared to be around Anes District where nearly 350 people were killed. The official Saudi press agency said the Saudi government began airlifting 20,000 tonnes of relief supplies to Sanaa on December 14. The provisions included food, clothing and tents. A Hercules C-130 transport plane equipped as a field hospital landed in the capital Sanaa to treat the injured flown in from Dhamar. A state of emergency was declared and troops were mobilised for rescue operations. Groups of Palestinian guerrillas, given shelter in North Yemen following their evacuation from Lebanon earlier this year, also joined the rescue work. During quake, which registered between three and five points on the Richter scale, 125 children were known to have died when a school collapsed. The Red Cross has launched an appeal for emergency food and medical supplies.

    Source: NORTH YEMEN TELEVISION

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUSLJM1A5KVT6MGX0ZB80SMF4
    Media URN:
    VLVACUSLJM1A5KVT6MGX0ZB80SMF4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
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    N/A

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