King mohammed of Morocco flew into the ruined city of Agadir, june 30, to lay the first stone in the reconstruction programme.
LV king Mohammed V and Crown Prince step down from Caravelle.
LV King walks from plane.
SCU AND CU..King during national anthem.
TRAVEL SHOT..king enters Agadir.
TRAVEL SHOT.. ditto.
TRAVEL SHOT..passing crowds lining route.
GV King arrives at demolition area.
GV PAN..clearing earthquake remains.
GV PAN..from wrecked building.
GV Clearing debris.
LV King and Crown prince look on.
GV AND CU..Bulldozer clears debris.
SCU Dutch Ambassador presents cheque to King.
SCU King shakes hands with Ambassador.
GV PAN.. new housing estate site.
TOP V..King places scroll into foundation stone, and cements same.
SCU King taps foundation stone.
SCU King walks from foundation stone.
GV AND CU..New hospital structure.
CU King lays cement for foundation stone of hospital.
SIDE V..stone is placed into position.
SCU King taps foundation stone and walks away.
GV Crowd applauds as king passes.
GV King makes speech.
GV PAN..crowd line street daring speech.
LV AND CU..King daring speech.
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Background: King mohammed of Morocco flew into the ruined city of Agadir, june 30, to lay the first stone in the reconstruction programme. he was accompanied by his son the Crown Prince. During his drive through the city he watched the work still being done to clear the wreckage left by the earthquake which struck without warning, Feb 29, killing thousands and leaving most of the population homeless.
A great effort on the part of the citizens aided by funds from all over the world, has enabled the city authorities to reach the present stage where plans for the new city are ready. When he laid the foundation stones for a new hospital a new radio station and a new mosque King mohammed drove to inspect the site of a housing project for the survivors.
A cheque was presented to the King by the Dutch Ambassador. The money - which will go into the relief fund - was collected by Dutch schoolchildren.