• Short Summary

    At least 13 insurgent rockets struck Phnom Penh on Monday (24 March), as the new wartime cabinet under Prime Minister Long Boret assembled for the first time.

  • Description

    1.
    GV rocket site with gasoline from drums on ground
    6 ft

    2.
    SV wounded man lifted into minivan
    10 ft

    3.
    CU nands scooping oil into cans
    12 ft

    4.
    GV zoom out to various people scooping up gasoline into cans
    18 ft

    5.
    GV exterior Gunalom fagoda Phnom Penh
    23 ft

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    SV new Defence Minister Sak Sutsakhan zoom out to him shaking hands with other ministers
    28 ft

    7.
    GV new Interior Minister Hou Hong up pagoda steps
    33 ft

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    GV new Minister for Special and Political Affairs Hen Thun Hak up steps
    40 ft

    9.
    CU Sakhan face pan to Hou Hong (centre) and Han Thun Hak (right) talking
    45 ft

    10.
    GV Prime Minister Long Boret arriving
    54 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At least 13 insurgent rockets struck Phnom Penh on Monday (24 March), as the new wartime cabinet under Prime Minister Long Boret assembled for the first time.

    Three insurgents rockets struck the central market area in Phnom Penh in the early morning hours. One of the rockets landed near a gasoline station, puncturing several drums of oil which quickly spread through the streets.

    Although the market is busiest in the early morning, miraculously no one was killed. Four people were lightly wounded by shrapnel.

    A small crowd soon gathered around the spill, scooping up the oil in small canisters to take home as cooking fuel.

    Meanwhile, at Ounalom Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the new wartime cabinet assembled for the first time. Among them, was the now Defence Minister,, Sak Sutsakhan, recently appointed to succeed General Sosten Fernandez as chief of the Khmer armed forces.

    Other arrivals included the now Interior Minister, Hou Hong, and the new Minister for Special and Political Affairs, Han Thun Hak.

    The new cabinet was appointed an rumours persisted that President Lon Nol would shortly resign to make way for peace negotiations.

    The cabinet will function under Prime Minister Long Boret, one of the "Phnom Penh Seven" who is on the insurgent's "death list".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KTJSPV1PFXU3VX16HMG0LI7V
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KTJSPV1PFXU3VX16HMG0LI7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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