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    An international survey delegation, including a representative from the United States, visited damaged dikes in the Kien Xuong area of the Traly River on 3 august during a two-week visit to North Vietnam to observe the alleged results of U.

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    An international survey delegation, including a representative from the United States, visited damaged dikes in the Kien Xuong area of the Traly River on 3 august during a two-week visit to North Vietnam to observe the alleged results of U.S. bombing raids.

    Mr. Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Secretary of State in the President Johnson administration, represented American in the delegation, which also included members from the U.S.S.R., Sweden, Eire, Denmark and France.

    According to North Vietnam official sources, U.S. aircraft dropped 12 large bombs on the dikes in this area, which is in the Thai Binhy Prefecture south of Hanoi. Nineteen civilian houses were destroyed and seven people died in the raid and the dikes were badly damaged, according to Hanoi. A small monument of bricks was erected at the scone in memory of the dead.

    Thai Binhy Prefecture faces the Gulf of ton King to the east, and is surrounded by big, fast-flowing rivers to the north-west and south sides. Thousands of villagers in surrounding areas are constantly kept busy maintaining the dikes against possible cracks and resultant floods, and their task has been made increasingly difficult by the U.S. bombing raids, say North Vietnamese officials.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGKC40FPOH0A04BWBGAJ5C0W6
    Media URN:
    VLVACGKC40FPOH0A04BWBGAJ5C0W6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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