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    THE UNITED NATIONS COMMAND IN THE CONGO ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY THE RE-OPENING OF THE LUFIRA BRIDGE DESTROYED BY KATANGESE GENDARMES.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS COMMAND IN THE CONGO ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY THE RE-OPENING OF THE LUFIRA BRIDGE DESTROYED BY KATANGESE GENDARMES.IT HAD BEEN BLOWN UP IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP THE U.N.TROOPS ADVANCING ON KOLWEZI, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S LAST STRONGHOLD IN KATANGA.

    INDIAN ARMY ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN RACING AGAINST TIME TO COMPLETE A BAILEY BRIDGE WITH IRON FRAME AND WOODEN ROADWAY.THE UNITED NATIONS CAN NOW MOVE ARMOUR AND LARGE NUMBERS OF TROOPS FROM ELISABETHVILLE FOR THE FINAL MOVE ON KOLWEZI.THE RIVER HAS HELP UP OPERATIONS MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE FACTOR, SINCE HITHERTO NOTHING LARGER THAN A JEEP COULD BE MOVED ACROSS THE EARLIER PONTOON BRIDGE.

    INDIAN UNITED NATIONS TROOPS ARE EXPECTED TO ENTER KOLWEZI TODAY (MONDAY).A COLUMN, MORE THAN A THOUSAND STRONG, AND SUPPORTED BY ARMOURED CARS, IS CAMPED ABOUT 75 MILES FROM THE MINING CENTRE.IT IS DUE TO MEET MR.TSHOMBE AT PUMPI, 53 MILES FROM KOLWEZI, THIS MORNING, AND ENTER IT WITH HIM.

    DR.RALPH BUNCHE, U.N.UNDER-SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS SAID YESTERDAY THAT THERE HAD BEEN NO EVIDENCE OF THE 'SCORCHED EARTH' POLICY ONCE THREATENED IF THE U.N.ENTERED KOLWEZI.IN AN INTERVIEW WITH MR.ADLAI STEVENSON HE SAID THE U.N.HAD "A LITTLE WORRY" ABOUT THE DANGER MR.TSHOMBE MIGHT FACE IN RETURNING TO KOLWEZI WITH THE U.N.MILITARY FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLYOO9X4AGA9LWVL7GTRVJSQC
    Media URN:
    VLVADLYOO9X4AGA9LWVL7GTRVJSQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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