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SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself  © Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself
© Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Firefighters rescuing a renaissance painting from a church in Norcia hit by a huge earthquake, Umbria, Italy. Madonna and Child in Glory with Saints © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Firefighters rescuing a renaissance painting from a church in Norcia hit by a huge earthquake, Umbria, Italy. Madonna and Child in Glory with Saints
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
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Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. Tourist reproductions on a heap in the Uffizi Gallery collected by eager Florentines. © Romano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. Tourist reproductions on a heap in the Uffizi Gallery collected by eager Florentines.
© Romano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk
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A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk
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