• Short Summary

    REFUGEES, MAINLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ARE ARRIVING IN VIENTIANE FROM THE PLAIN OF JARS IN CENTRAL LAOS.

  • Description

    REFUGEES, MAINLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ARE ARRIVING IN VIENTIANE FROM THE PLAIN OF JARS IN CENTRAL LAOS.DIPLOMATIC SOURCES REPORTED SEVERAL DAYS AGO THAT FIGHTING HAD BROKEN OUT BETWEEN THE LEFT-WING PATHET LAO'S TROOPS AND THE NEUTRALIST FACTION AROUND THE GARRISON OF XIENG KHOUANG.

    THERE HAVE BEEN SPORADIC OUTBREAKS IN THE AREA FOR SOME WEEKS, BEFORE THE LATEST ROUND OF FIGHTING BEGAN.MORE THAN 30 SOLDIERS, MOSTLY NEUTRALIST HAVE BEEN REPORTED KILLED.THE CRISIS HAS WORSENED SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF THE LAOTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR.QUINIM PHOLSENA.

    NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET THE FIGHTING STOPPED THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION.THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS BODY, MR.AVTAR SINGH, WHO DESCRIBED THE SITUATION AS GRAVE, IS BELIEVED TO APPROVE PLANS TO STATION MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AT STRATEGIC POINTS IN THE PLAIN OF JARS.MR.SINGH HAS JUST RETURNED FROM A TOUR OF THE SCENE OF FIGHTING ACCOMPANIED BY CANADIAN, POLISH AND OTHER INDIAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5XMTG4F9LQGKG71NCKNS9DGUR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XMTG4F9LQGKG71NCKNS9DGUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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