Europe Floods - Torrential rain causes chaos in Spain and Italy
TAPE: EF02/0675 IN_TIME: 22:22:34 DURATION: 3:34 SOURCES: RTI/TELE-5/SKY RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Various - 10 Aug 2002 SHOTLIST: TELE-5 Mallorca 1. Wide shot of woman sweeping mud away from shop front 2. Pan from rubbish bag to policeman on road 3. Workmen clearing up mud from road 4. Women sweeping mud from shop fronts 5. Wet magazines piled up 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Toni Pujol, fire fighter "All last night my colleagues have been working and from eight o' clock this morning we were here working." 7. Various of clothes shop 8. Close up of waterlogged shoes boxes on floor 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Vox Pop "When we arrived this morning at the shop we found that it was all flooded and that the electricity has been cut off so we can't open." 10. Woman sweeping up mud from floor 11. Water being pumped out of garage 12. Receded watermark on wall 13. Woman crossing the road with umbrella RTI Milan - Italy 1. Cars driving through heavy rain 2. Pedestrians with umbrellas 3. Pullout through wet window of building in rain 4. Cars drive through puddle at junction 5. Pedestrians with umbrellas, tilt to puddle 6. Car drives through puddle 7. Heron standing on stone in river 8. Roadsweeper truck in rain 9. Fire Engine on road in rain 10. Ripples in puddle due to falling rain RTI Naples - Italy 11. Trees in rain 12. Pan coastline to sea, heavy sky and rough waves SKY Southend , Essex - UK 13. Various of flooded streets 14. Men draining water away 15. Various of flooded streets STORYLINE: The bad weather that brought flooding and caused chaos in many parts of Europe showed few signs of abating on Saturday. Torrential rain hit the Spanish tourist island of Mallorca on Saturday, forcing shops to close and tourists to remain indoors. Shop owners were left counting the cost of lost business at what is the height of the tourist season. Workers cleared roads of mud whilst fire fighters pumped water from garages and other locations in a bid to get the summer tourist season going again. Northern Italy borne the brunt of the rains, but with a further worsening of the weather forecast, the misery of a wet summer holiday looked set to continue for the millions of tourists who came to Italy for some sun. The heavy rains raised the sea level around Venice by 90 centimetres (35 inches) above average, sparking fears of flooding there. Many residents in the regions nearby had to leave their home to escape the rising waters. Ferry services to the islands were said to be severely disrupted by the rough seas. And dozens of homes were evacuated on England's northeast coast after torrential rain brought fresh flooding. In North Yorkshire, around 100 families took shelter in hostels after the severe weather hit 10 miles (17 kms) of coastline. Torrential rain brought havoc to the southern town of southend and misery for hundreds of its residents. Britain's Meteorological Office said the heavy showers and thunderstorms that had afflicted much of the country in the past week should die out by Saturday evening.
UK: DOVER: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DEATHS LATEST
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/0704 IN_TIME: 12:09:37 // 15:21:18 // 20:40:14 LENGTH: 01:48 SOURCES: BBC RESTRICTIONS: No Access UK/CNN/Euro News/Fox/CNBC FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: Natural Sound XFA A Chinese man and woman were charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U-K on Saturday - following the discovery of fifty-eight bodies and 2 survivors in a lorry at Dover on Sunday night. The latest arrests bring the total of those charged over the discovery to four. On Friday, lorry driver Perry Wacker appeared in court and Arie van der Spek, the Dutch owner of the trucking company, was charged with illegal trafficking of aliens. Friday also saw an inquest into the deaths. A Chinese man and woman appeared briefly in court in Dover on Saturday, charged with conspiracy to smuggle in 58 Chinese, found dead in a lorry at Dover. A second hearing is scheduled for June 30. 38-year old Chef You Yi and 29-year-old female interpreter Ying Guo, both from South Woodford in Essex, were arrested on Tuesday and questioned at a police station in Canterbury. The Dutch driver of the lorry - which was carrying tomatoes from the Netherlands - appeared in court in Folkestone on Friday. He was named as Perry Wacker, 32, of Rotterdam, Holland. He was charged with manslaughter, as well as illegally bringing two people into Britain and illegally attempting to bring in the other 58. He was remanded in custody until June 30. And in the Netherlands, police brought the 24-year-old owner of the trucking company, identified earlier as Arie van der Spek, to court on Friday on charges of illegal trafficking of aliens. Earlier on Friday, an inquest into the deaths heard an air vent on the side of the refrigeration container had been closed before the lorry went on to a ferry at Zeebrugge on Sunday, shutting off the air supply to the 56 young men and four young women. Within five hours 58 of them were dead, but the first deaths probably occurred within an hour and a half of being sealed into the airtight container. They died from a lack of oxygen and build up of carbon dioxide during the ferry crossing. Coroner's officer Graham Perrin said the two survivors who were found unconscious by customs officers had an amazing escape, surviving because more air became available inside the container as the occupants died. The immigrants had tried desperately to open the closed vent and the back doors, before banging fruitlessly on the walls of the container in a vain attempt to attract attention. As carbon dioxide levels rose, they would have begun gasping for breath before going into respiratory arrest, after which death would have been mercifully quite rapid. The illegal passengers had been concealed behind a false barrier made of wooden planks and by boxes of tomatoes - which the immigrants ate in an effort to avoid dehydration. They were not allowed to carry luggage, so many had been wearing up to five layers of underwear, trousers and shirts, which they removed as temperatures inside the compartment soared. The immigrants' bodies were subsequently discovered shortly before midnight by British customs officials during a routine search at Dover half an hour after it had disembarked from the ferry. The two survivors are now recovering in a police safe house. Most of the victims of this tragedy apparently came from China's southern Fujian province, notorious for gangs responsible for the human trafficking. The case has sparked international condemnation of the criminal gangs who profit by smuggling people from Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa into the West amid promises of a better life. A solicitor in contact with seven families who believe their relatives were among the dead has given police the possible identities of three of the dead. But Wah-Piow Tan warned there would be little progress in identifying the others without an amnesty for British-based relatives, who feared deportation. He called for the Home Secretary Jack Straw to grant the relatives of the dead exceptional leave to remain in England on compassionate grounds, so that they can identify the bodies. But U-K Immigration Minister Barbara Roche said it wasn't her department's policy to grant general amnesties. SHOTLIST: Dover, UK - 24 June 2000 1. Police van approaching magistrates' court containing Chef You Yi and Ying Guo (man and woman charged with conspiracy to smuggle immigrants) and entering magistrates court 2. Various of solicitors talking outside the magistrates court 3. Exteriors of magistrates court - close up on sign and pull out 4. Solicitors entering magistrates court?