Bogota Earthquake

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Audio:
Location:
425686_1_1
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Bogota, Colombia
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1967  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:45:53 - 00:46:33
Tape Master:
Original Film:
1757
040-015-02
The worst earthquake in half a century rips through Colombia killing at least 100, injuring some 500. Damage is estimated in the millions. Skyscrapers swayed violently during the two-minute trembler. Light, water, and communications were knocked out. A part of a brick wall leans backwards and is broken up. The other parts of the wall are completely broken apart. Homes are completely destroyed. It s a lot of rubble. CU A dead body incased in a plastic body bag lying in the aftermath of the quake, a very disturbing sight. An injured man lies on a cot waiting his turn for medical assistance. CU a car with a smashed in roof. Top part of a Volkswagen Bug is crushed. Camera pans the remains of destroyed homes. High Angle Shot people walk around calculating the loss of lives and how to salvage their property.