• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: IN VIENTIANE, LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS ON THURSDAY FOR THE FUNERAL OF LAOTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER QUINIM PHOLSENA, ASSASSINATED AT HIS HOME LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: IN VIENTIANE, LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS ON THURSDAY FOR THE FUNERAL OF LAOTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER QUINIM PHOLSENA, ASSASSINATED AT HIS HOME LAST WEEK. PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, AND LAOTIAN MINISTERS PAY THEIR RESPECTS BEFORE THE FUNERAL. MEANWHILE, REPORTS SPEAK OF RENEWED SKIRMISHES IN NORTHERN LAOS, BETWEEN NEUTRALIST TROOPS AND FORCES BACKED BY THE PATHET LAO.

    THE PATHET LAO LEADER, PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, WHO'S ALSO DEPUTY PREMIER, WAS AMONG MOURNERS WHO VISITED THE DEAD MINISTER'S HOUSE.

    THE MINISTER WAS MACHINEGUNNED OUTSIDE HIS HOME ON APRIL FIRST.

    WHILE TENSION MOUNTED IN THE CAPITAL, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE A FRESH OUTBREAK OF FIGHTING ON THE PLAIN OF JARS. CASUALTIES SO FAR ARE REPORTED TO BE 20 DEAD. HE APPEALED TO ALL FACTIONS IN LAOS TO WORK TOGETHER TO PREVENT THE BREAK-UP OF THE NATION'S COALITION GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5KR4MMPIV2TVZK86R9NK0GS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5KR4MMPIV2TVZK86R9NK0GS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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