• Short Summary

    Mount Galunggung.......a 2168-metre volcano in the central highlands of western Java.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Smoke billowing from volcano
    0.07

    2.
    GV Aftermath of eruption; levelled trees and other damage (5 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    GV Damaged houses (2 shots)
    0.43

    4.
    GV Trees lying on ground
    0.46

    5.
    SV TILT UP Destroyed house
    0.51

    6.
    GV People outside homes in village (2 shots)
    1.03

    7.
    GV People in tent-homes, with laundry outside (2 shots)
    1.11

    8.
    GV Smoke billowing from volcano crater
    1.20




    Initials DF/BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mount Galunggung.......a 2168-metre volcano in the central highlands of western Java. For centuries it has steamed and spluttered above some of Indonesia's richest villages, ignored by the peasants tilling the fertile soil below or working the fishfarms for golden carp. Then in May this year, it erupted for the first time in memory, deluging the surrounding farmland with lava, flattening trees, destroying villages and silting up the fishponds. An estimated 25 people died thousands more were made homeless. The economic effect was catastrophic. Thousands of acres in the once-thriving region were ruined. There was little the government could do except provide relief homes for the refugees and distribute aid like the 70 million rupees (100 thousand dollars) donated by the Australian government. In the ling run, the disaster provides further arguments fort he Indonesian government's policy of transmigration -- uprooting communities from overcrowded Java and moving them to sparsely populated Sumatra. In short term, new fields can be ploughed, but how long they will survive the threat of Mount Galunggung is a matter for speculation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOB0HELS9NGO46C2TG4I06URB
    Media URN:
    VLVAOB0HELS9NGO46C2TG4I06URB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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