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CLIP 6813

Rescue work following earthquake in Italy

Rescue work following earthquake in Italy

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Key Info
  • Rescue work following earthquake in Italy
  • Duration: 01:32
  • Rescue workers tirelessly search through the devastation left by the earthquake that hit central Italy in April 2009. The scenes are punctuated with a soundtrack that includes the sirens of various rescue vehicles and the operation of loud machinery. Survivors escape the area via the overburdened remaining roads as rescue work continues in dangerous, dusty conditions. This BBC Newsround clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 6 April 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: natural disaster, report, search, survivors, sirens, machinery, catastrophe, geology, geography, emergency, earthquake, Italy
Ideas for use in class
  • Pupils should use this clip to gain a real sense of the devastating impact of this natural disaster upon a community, gathering information and primary quotes for use in journalistic writing. Pupils should use other earthquake clips in combination with written reports. See for research purposes, preparing notes for use in a verbal TV/radio news broadcast. Pupils should ultimately develop journalistic writing to produce a newspaper report which reflects the event.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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