• Short Summary

    The worst floods in Bolivia for fifty years have killed at least 26 people and left 30,000 others homeless.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Zoom out from flood water PAN Up River bed showing debris.
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    2.
    TV Zoom showing river sandbagged to divert flow and zoom to people clearing debris
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    3.
    TV Workmen and bulldozer repairing damaged wall
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    TGV showing damaged buildings and river banks
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    TV wrecked houses
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    GV PAN people in streets PAN to wrecked houses
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    7.
    SV Woman with children
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    GV people in street zoom to welcome sign (San Antonio) on building
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    9.
    LV cracked wall
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    10.
    SV man looks and broken wall and debris from wrecked house
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    11.
    LV PAN damaged wall and bungalow and crack in wall
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    12.
    SV Int. PAN Up crack in wall
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    13.
    LV Man entering damaged house (2 shots)
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    14.
    GV PAN over wrecked houses on hillside
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    15.
    TV PAN derelict house
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    GV Zoom to river and wrecked houses on bank
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The worst floods in Bolivia for fifty years have killed at least 26 people and left 30,000 others homeless. In L Paz, more than a hundred families were evacuated during the week from their homes and temporarily housed in public and private buildings.

    The floods, which affected a number of areas in the country, followed torrential rains last week (3-9 February). In a Department of Beni, in the eastern region, which was one of the worst affected areas, 13,000 people are now homeless and about ten thousand cattle lost.

    In the southern town of Bermejo, near the argentine border, twenty people died, and United Nations officials reported that the region's entire sugar crop had been lost. At a tin mine at Huanuni, which is 120 miles (192 km.) south of La Paz, five miners were crushed to death and several others injured in a roof collapse caused by the floods.

    A swollen river in the central province of Cochabamba swept away about twenty-one miles of railway track, and rail company officials estimate the cost of repairing the damage at nearly four-hundred and thirty thousand pounds Sterling. Many crops in the region were also destroyed.

    SYNOPSIS: The heavy rains began during the first week of this month, and the Bolivian Government declared a state of emergency on Friday the eighth. The total cost is still not known.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE74DEXJP3MA7PQM35ADL2TA35
    Media URN:
    VLVAE74DEXJP3MA7PQM35ADL2TA35
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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