• Short Summary

    The chief of a Cambodian village near Phnom Penh has claimed that South Vietnamese patrol boats opened fire on Cambodian villagers and troops on the Mekong River recently.

  • Description

    The chief of a Cambodian village near Phnom Penh has claimed that South Vietnamese patrol boats opened fire on Cambodian villagers and troops on the Mekong River recently. He said the clash began when the South Vietnamese tried to take a houseboat from the village.

    Villagers have said that South Vietnamese marines aboard five patrol boats told them they were going to take the houseboat back to Phnom Penh. The marines said the boat belonged to Vietnamese refugees there.

    The village chief showed the marines a bill of sale for the boat but they started firing at townspeople and a power plant on the river bank.

    Cambodian troops guarding the plant returned the fire. The exchange lasted 10 minutes before the patrol boats sailed back down the river.

    The chief alleges marines have taken 10 houseboats from his village in the past.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZECG4EGQ6B5OZJQ5TCFQ48OR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZECG4EGQ6B5OZJQ5TCFQ48OR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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