Among the rubble and mud, overturned cars and broken homes, troops search for more bodies.?
GVS Frejus, flood water, ruins, troops search for bodies
Travel shots, main street, overturned cars, lorries rubble
Main Square Mass crowds around coffins during funeral service
Various shots, Mass service outside church, Coffins place on lorries, driven away, relatives follow
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Background: Among the rubble and mud, overturned cars and broken homes, troops search for more bodies. For the living, Red Cross workers bring food and clothing. Then, for a short time, ravaged Frejus paused as the Army buried the dead.
In the main square, relatives crowded around the coffins during the first mass funeral service. Some of the coffins had no names upon them. Unidentified Algerians lay next to Algerians, Christians next to Christians, brothers next to sisters.
After the service, the Army men placed the coffins on their lorries and drove them to the cemetery, the families following.
By next day DEC 5, the death count totalled 220. Five French Ministers toured the stricken area, then returned to Paris to report to President de Gaulle. An inquiry commission will probe the causes of the disaster. Their conclusions will be made in public.
Over 100 people are still missing. To prevent an outbreak of typhoid among survivors and rescuers, special precautions are being taken in the delivery of water supplies.