• Short Summary

    ZAMBIA IS TO TAKE UP AT THE UNITED NATIONS A BOMBING INCIDENT AT ZAMBIAN VILLAGE NEAR ITS BORDER WITH THE PORTUGUESE TERRITORY OF ANGOLA ABOUT WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTING REPORTS.

  • Description

    ZAMBIA IS TO TAKE UP AT THE UNITED NATIONS A BOMBING INCIDENT AT ZAMBIAN VILLAGE NEAR ITS BORDER WITH THE PORTUGUESE TERRITORY OF ANGOLA ABOUT WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTING REPORTS. THE INCIDENT WAS REPORTED FROM THE BALOVALE AREA WHERE SEVERAL HUNDRED REFUGEES FROM ANGOLA ARE NOW HOUSED IN A SPECIAL CAMP.

    FIRST REPORTS OF THE INCIDENT FIVE DAYS AGO (JULY 20) SAID THAT PORTUGUESE AIRCRAFT DROPPED BOMBS BUT OFFICIALS IN THE ZAMBIAN CAPITAL, LUSAKA, SAID LATER IT WAS POSSIBLE THE EXPLOSIONS HAD BEEN CAUSED BY MORTAR FIRE.

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA TOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY THAT II HOUSES AND 17 GRAIN BINS HAD BEEN DESTROYED.

    THE FIRST REPORTS WERE OFFICIALLY DENIED BY THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT IN LONDON.

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WHO FLEW OVER THE BORDER AREA FOR MANY MILES AT A HEIGHT OF 200 FEET (60 METRES) COULD FIND NO TRACE OF EXPLOSIONS.

    A ZAMBIAN SPOKESMAN SAID THAT SECURITY FORCES IN THE BALOVALE AREA WERE NOW BEING STRENGTHENED.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED REFUGEES ARE REPORTED TO HAVE CROSSED INTO ZAMBIA FROM ANGOLA IN THE BALOVALE AREA IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. IN ONE SPECIAL CAMP 13 MILES (20 KMS) FROM BALOVALE, THERE ARE 880 REFUGEES. ABOUT 500 HUTS HAVE BEEN BUILT TO HOUSE.

    THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS SUPPLIED THEM WITH FOOD AND BUILDING MATERIALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WK4E3U1SP8K2NO9GDAU3I71H
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WK4E3U1SP8K2NO9GDAU3I71H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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