• Short Summary

    150 are killed and hundreds of houses swept away following a dam disaster in Orba Valley.

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    Orba Valley, Piedmont, Italy.

    High angle shot of the countryside in the Orba Valley. Men working to rectify the damage caused by a dam disaster that led to the deaths of 150 people. Building with part of the exterior wall collapsed. The front of the house has been swept away. Group of people trying to clear away debris from the front of the house.

    A man working with a pick axe to free a car that has been buried by mud. Another car buried in the flooding. Close up shot of some of the damage to the car. Remains of a bridge that has been swept away. Damage to the bridge. Group working on remains of a building that is almost destroyed.

    Railway bridge at Molare which was swept away eight minutes after a train had passed. Man walking down the wrecked line as it sags into the rubble. Various shots of people working to clear the wreckage. Man working to repair a railway line. Damaged railway bridge.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:01:01:00

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