RUSSIA: RESCUE WORKERS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN RUBBLE OF NEFTEGORSK EARTHQUAKE.Record ID: 639617
- Title: RUSSIA: RESCUE WORKERS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN RUBBLE OF NEFTEGORSK EARTHQUAKE.
- Date: 2nd June 1995
- Summary: NEFTEGORSK, RUSSIA (JUNE 2, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV CRANE MOVING/ZOOM OUT (2 SHOTS) 0.08 2. SV NIGHT SCENE OF RESIDENTS AND RESCUE WORKERS ROUND CAMP FIRES 0.10 DAY 3. GV MECHANICAL DIGGER LIFTING CONCRETE BLOCK 0.15 4. SV RESIDENTS, RELATIVES AND RESCUE WORKERS LINING UP FOR FOOD/EATING (3 SHOTS) 0.32 5. SV PEOPLE GATHERED CLOTHING 0.40 6. SV/ZOOM OUT LOCALS SLEEPING ON STREETS (2 SHOTS) 0.49 7. SLV/SV RELATIVES LOOKING AT LISTS OF VICTIMS (2 SHOTS) 0.56 8. SV PERSON WALKING CLUTCHING BUNDLE OF PAPERS 1.09 9. SLV/ZOOM OUT CRANE DEMOLISHES BUILDING (2 SHOTS) 1.23 10.SLV RESCUE WORKERS DIGGING OUT CORPSE OF WOMAN 1.30 11.MCU DAUGHTER CRYING AND WAITING NEARBY 1.39 12.SV/CU FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS IN RUBBLE (4 SHOTS) 1.58 13.SLV/LV PEOPLE WAITING AROUND RUINS OF HOUSE/PEOPLE SEARCHING RUBBLE (2 SHOTS) 2.06 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NEFTEGORSK, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:02:06
- Story Text: Rescue workers hunting for earthquake survivors in the shattered remains of Neftegorsk focused on a single site on Friday (June 2), eloquent evidence that hopes of finding more people alive were fading fast.
The Russian emergencies ministry said the official death toll had risen to 771 by 0300 GMT on Friday -- 671 adults and 100 children. Only 363 of the dead had been identified.
Rescuers said they had found no survivors on Thursday evening.
Officials expect the final death toll from the quake, which hit the Far Eastern island of Sakhalin on Sunday, to be about 2,000.
Only one rescue team was working on Friday, sifting through the remains of one of the 19 apartment blocks which collapsed in seconds after the quake struck.
The deputy head of a special medical disaster centre in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk said nine of the 93 people recently transported there from Neftegorsk had already died.
Most of the rescue workers were wearing masks to protect them from the smell of the rapidly decomposing bodies.
The Russian news agency Itar-tass reported that Japan would soon deliver 20 tonnes of aid despite a row over comments by President Boris Yeltsin, who said Russia had to be cautious over offers of aid from Tokyo because they might carry a political price-tag.
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