• Short Summary

    ABOUT 80 WEST IRIANESE REFUGEES HAVE FLED ACROSS AUSTRALIA'S ONLY INTERNATIONAL BORDER INTO PAPUA-NEW GUINEA.?

  • Description

    ABOUT 80 WEST IRIANESE REFUGEES HAVE FLED ACROSS AUSTRALIA'S ONLY INTERNATIONAL BORDER INTO PAPUA-NEW GUINEA. THE REFUGEES FLED FROM INDONESIAN TROOPS AND THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF HEAVY FIRING ALONG THE BORDER.

    THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AFTER INDONESIAN TROOPS APPARENTLY CAME TO CLEAN UP REFUGEE CAMPS ON THE BORDER. THEY ARE ONLY A FEW YARDS WITHIN INDONESIAN TERRITORY. SOME SHOTS WERE FIRED AND A GROUP OF REFUGEES FLED ACROSS THE BORDER INTO THE AUSTRALIAN TERRITORY OF PAPUA.

    THE INDONESIAN TROOPS, ARMED WITH SUM-MACHINE GUNS FOLLOWED. THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS STATIONED THERE EVACUATED THE AREA BEFORE THE INDONESIANS MADE A SYSTEMATIC SEARCH OF THE HOUSES THE BORDER. THEY RETREATED WHEN THEY ENCOUNTERED THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER.

    POLICE HAVE BEEN FLOWN IN FROM PORT MORESBY BUT THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE DECIDED NOT TO SEND IN THE ARMY TO AVOID INFLAMING THE SITUATION.

    A REFUGEE CAMP HAS BEEN SET UP VANIMO, 20 MILES FROM THE BORDER. MANY OF THE REFUGEES ARE BEING TREATED FOR DISEASE AND INJURIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1S9SSMZMKVZ7N9SSDQ60B0P2
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1S9SSMZMKVZ7N9SSDQ60B0P2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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