• Short Summary

    Thirteen people were killed and another fourteen wounded when Communist mortars hit a refugee camp on the outskirts of the Khmer Republic capital, Phnom Penh, on Tuesday (5 February).

  • Description

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    MV Crowds outside air raid bunker
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    2.
    MV Corpses taken out of bunker as people watch (4)
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    3.
    SV & MV Pan Damage to buildings
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    SV Crowds watch as Red Cross truck arrives (2)
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    STV and MV Bodies loaded onto truck (3 shots)
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    SV Weeping women walk away from bunker
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    7.
    GV Red Cross Truck leaves
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    Background: Thirteen people were killed and another fourteen wounded when Communist mortars hit a refugee camp on the outskirts of the Khmer Republic capital, Phnom Penh, on Tuesday (5 February).

    Two mortars fell on the refugee camp -- one of them dropping onto a shallow bunker where a family of nine and three other refugees were taking shelter. They were killed instantly.

    A total of nine mortars were fired form positions less than two miles from the southern edge of Phnom Penh, indicating that Communist-led Insurgents had slipped through the defence ring around the capital.

    Military spokesmen said the daylight attack with short-range weapons represented a new threat to the encircled city.

    Since early December, more than 550 people have been killed or wounded by rocket and artillery fire on Phnom Penh.

    SYNOPSIS: Thirteen people were killed and another fourteen wounded when Communist mortars hit a refugee camp on the edge of the Khmer Republic capital, Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Two mortars hit the camp. One dropped onto a shallow bunker where a family of nine and three other refugees were taking shelter.

    A total of nine mortars were fired from positions less than two miles from the southern edge of Phnom Penh. Military spokesmen said this indicated that communist insurgents had slipped through the defence ring around the capital.

    Since early Damager, more than five-hundred-and-fifty people have been killed or wounded in long-range rocket and arlitllery attacks. Military spokesmen said the day-light attack with short range weapons represented a new threat to the encircled city. The attack caused panic and hysteria in the refugee camp.

    Government forces claimed to be holding off the communist drive against Phnom Penh. But the communists were expected to continue their rocket attacks on the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NE4H08Z6HGPQWJ5ZIFG4FPBW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NE4H08Z6HGPQWJ5ZIFG4FPBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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