• Short Summary

    THE LAOTIAN KING AND QUEEN ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, FROM THEIR ROYAL CAPITAL OF LUANG PRABANG TO TAKE PART IN THE WEEK-LONG BUDDHIST FESTIVAL.

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    THE LAOTIAN KING AND QUEEN ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, FROM THEIR ROYAL CAPITAL OF LUANG PRABANG TO TAKE PART IN THE WEEK-LONG BUDDHIST FESTIVAL.

    AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE EX-PRIME MINISTER. PRINCE BOUN OUM, AND SCORES OF HIGH RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    KING SAVANG VATHANA AND THE QUEEN THEN INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR MADE UP OF TROOPS FROM THE NEUTRALIST AND RIGHT-WING FACTIONS BEFORE DRIVING OFF TO A PAGODA FOR PRAYERS. HE LATER DISTRIBUTED FOODSTUFFS TO SEVERAL MONKS.

    VISITING A FAIRGROUND AT TAT LUANG, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF VIENTIANE, THE ROYAL COUPLE INSPECTED VARIOUS STALLS. THE FAIR WAS OPENED BY VICE-PREMIER PRINCE PHOUMI NOSAVAN ON OCTOBER 26 TO COINCIDE WITH THE BUDDHIST FESTIVAL.

    THE KING AND QUEEN ROUNDED UP THEIR VISIT BY WATCHING A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS PERFORMED BY BRITISH SOLDIERS FLOWN HERE FROM THE FAR EAST SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL TRAINING IN SINGAPORE SPECIALLY FOR THE OCCASION.

    MEANWHILE, POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A BOMB EXPLOSION INSIDE A GAMBLING COMPOUND AT THE FAIRGROUND ON OCTOBER 31 KILLING EIGHT PEOPLE AND INJURING 62 OTHERS.

    THE ATTACKERS WHO WERE NOT IDENTIFIED, FIRED SEVERAL SHOTS BEFORE FLEEING FROM THE FAIRGROUND ABOUT THREE MILES FROM THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACG4J4XQ6YDZZXU3QGMSUM7HHF
    Media URN:
    VLVACG4J4XQ6YDZZXU3QGMSUM7HHF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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