• Short Summary

    One journalist was killed and two others wounded while covering the battle between Khmer Republic Government troops and Communist insurgents around the provincial capital of Kompong Chhnang.

  • Description

    One journalist was killed and two others wounded while covering the battle between Khmer Republic Government troops and Communist insurgents around the provincial capital of Kompong Chhnang.

    Lim Savath, a 31-year-old Khmer freelance photographer working of the Associated Press, was killed near Kompong Chhnang on 26 September, but his body was not recovered until 2 October. It was taken to Phnom Pehn for cremation.

    The two wounded journalists were 40-year old South Korean Lee Yosep, who was working on assignment for Visnews and La Rockoff, a 26-year old American freelance photographer.

    Over 350 Communists were killed by Government troops during a clearing operation around Kompong Chhnang. According to the Khmer High Command, one Government soldier was killed and 30 wounded during the operation, which began on 30 September.

    Kompong Chhnang, which links Phnom Penh with the rice-growing Battembang province, has been under heavy insurgent pressure for two weeks.

    SYNOPSIS: For the past two weeks Khemr Government forces have been trying to clear an area surrounding Kompong Chhnang, forty-five miles northwest of Phnom Penh. The grown lies on Highway Five, which links the capital with the rive-growing province of Battambang.

    Lim Savath's body was recovered on Wednesday and taken to Phnom Penh. His death brings the number of journalists killed in the war in the Khmer Republic to twelve. Thirty-one year old Savath was married and the father of three children. His funeral took place on Wednesday and was attended by his fellow Khmer journalists and foreign newsmen.

    Among those who paid their last respects was the Khemr Minister of Information, Mr. Vhhang Song. After the funeral ceremonies the body of Lim Savath was cremated the same day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9TMXWIKEJ45UPUDZ3T7HS1T9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9TMXWIKEJ45UPUDZ3T7HS1T9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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