• Short Summary

    At least a hundred people have died in the low-lying Province of East Pakistan, where monsoon flooding has affected about 30 million people.

  • Description

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    GV Pan houses partly under flood water (3 shots)
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    2.
    GV & SV People in flood water (5 shots)
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    SV Van and trishaw along flooded road (2 shots)
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    STV Man paddling across flooded road in earthen bowl
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    STV Pan family in boat passes
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    SV People with belongings moving out of flooded area (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At least a hundred people have died in the low-lying Province of East Pakistan, where monsoon flooding has affected about 30 million people.

    Damage to staple food crops and property in East Pakistan is officially estimated at 215 million rupees (about 19 million Sterling). Three hundred and forty-one thousand acres of Jute and rice lands have been badly damaged, and the country's rice deficit this year is expected to expected to exceed 1.43 million tons.

    In Dacca itself river waters have entered the streets, flooding houses in many parts of the city.

    The Pakistan army has stepped-up its relief operations in this low-lying province, dropping supplies by air and carrying them by boat to where they needed.

    President Yahya Khan flew to Dacca on Tuesday (August 4) to inspect the major flood damage personally.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETWIA61TMOLHGZNMR3QHSR7JT
    Media URN:
    VLVAETWIA61TMOLHGZNMR3QHSR7JT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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