- Title: SLOVENIA: ALPINE VILLAGE VIRTUALLY WIPED OUT BY MUDLSIDE IN NORTHWEST SLOVENIA.
- Date: 18th November 2000
- Summary: BOVEC, SLOVENIA (NOVEMBER 18, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. AV: AERIAL VIEWS OF MUDSLIDE FROM HELICOPTER 0.45 2. SCU: MAN IN HELICOPTER 0.51 STRMEC, SLOVENIA (NOVEMBER 18, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3. MV/PAN: MAN RUNS TOWARDS HELICOPTER 0.59 4. MCU: MAN IN HELICOPTER WITH BOX OF SUPPLIES 1.03 5. GV: MAN IN HELICOPTER HANDS BOX OF SUPPLIES TO MAN ON GROUND, WHO TAKES IT AND SETS IT DOWN ON GRASS 1.17 NEAR LOG POD MANGARTOM, SLOVENIA (NOVEMBER 18, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 6. SOUNDBITE (English) MILAN STULC, IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS, CIVILIAN PROTECTION: "There are still six people missing and one woman we found dead. So until now, just one person dead. The other are missing but there is not a lot of hope that they are still alive because we have been told from people from Log that those people were in the houses." 1.47 7. GV/CU: POLICE TRIANGLE ON ROAD (2 SHOTS) 2.00 8. TV/GV/PAN: RUSHING WATER IN CANYON/ PEOPLE ON BRIDGE (2 SHOTS) 2.32 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BOVEC, STRMEC, LOG POD MANGARTOM, SLOVENIA
- Country: Slovenia
- Reuters ID: LVA8L92Y2Y8HSG6PGAZF87T3BSKR
- Story Text: One person was killed and six were missing and feared
dead after a mudslide virtually wiped out an Alpine village in
northwestern Slovenia, officials said on Saturday (November
Rescue teams including Slovene army personnel on
Saturday (November 18) were searching for six people still
missing after a mudslide disaster which struck Log pod
Mangartom, 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Slovenia's capital,
Ljubljana on Friday (November 17).
Milan Stulc, a spokesman for the rescue teams, said
millions of tonnes of mud and stones had splashed over the
valley like a huge wave, trapping some people in their homes.
The six missing were almost certainly dead, he said.
"There are still six people missing and one woman we found
dead. So until now, just one person dead. The other are
missing but there is not a lot of hope that they are still
alive because we have been told from people from Log that
those people were in the houses", Stulc said.
Rescuers managed to evacuate 80 people from the village
but were unable to continue the operation as the site had
become too dangerous.
The authorities sealed off the endangered area and said
400 more people may have to be evacuated if the landslides
About 50 people taking part in the relief operations are
using helicopters to deliver food and other necessary supplies
to people in villages affected by the mudslides.
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