• Short Summary

    Planeloads of South Vietnamese refugees arriving at the rate of two an hour today swelled to eleven-thousand the number being housed in military barracks on the Pacific Island of Guam.

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    Planeloads of South Vietnamese refugees arriving at the rate of two an hour today swelled to eleven-thousand the number being housed in military barracks on the Pacific Island of Guam.

    For earlier arrivals yesterday (Thursday), there was no crush. They were swiftly handled through arrival formalities, given food then allocated accommodation in what's become known as Tin City -- buildings last used by the crews of B-52 bombers flying operations over Vietnam.

    But later planeloads of refugees were accommodated on the cement floors of an abandoned hospital which will eventually house 10,000 people.

    So for the American military has taken care of all the refugees and has guaranteed food for 90 days for the 50,000 expected to arrive in Guam within this week. But when military capacity is filled, the civil authorities will have to step in. Guam islanders are now adding their names to a list of those willing to take in refugees.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACAHY8399RCHTC954SBBJA57T8
    Media URN:
    VLVACAHY8399RCHTC954SBBJA57T8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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