• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO GREET THE KIND AND QUEEN OF THAILAND WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN NONG KHAI TOWN ON MONDAY DURING THEIR TOUR OF AREAS AFFECTED RECENTLY BY THE FLOODING OF THE MEKONG RIVER.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO GREET THE KIND AND QUEEN OF THAILAND WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN NONG KHAI TOWN ON MONDAY DURING THEIR TOUR OF AREAS AFFECTED RECENTLY BY THE FLOODING OF THE MEKONG RIVER.

    THE THAI ROYAL COUPLE ARRIVED IN NONG KHAI MORE THAN FOUR HOURS LATE, AS A RESULT OF EXTENDED VISITS TO THE SRI CHIENGMAI AND THA BOR DISTRICTS, WHICH WERE PARTICULARLY HARD-HIT BY THE FLOODS.

    MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO GREETED THE KING AND QUEEN IN NONG KHAI HAD WAITED HOURS TO DO SO AFTER ARRIVING EARLY IN THE MORNING FROM OUTLYING DISTRICTS. THE KING AND QUEEN LEFT BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL EARLY ON SUNDAY.

    THEY SPENT SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE ROYAL THAI ARMY GUESTHOUSE AT NONG SAMRONG, BEFORE CONTINUING ON TO NONG KHAI. THE MEKONG RIVER ALSO PASSES THROUGH SOUTH VIETNAM, WHERE AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE WERE DROWNED AND SOME 70,000 LEFT HOMELESS.

    (KING BHUMIPOL ADUYADEJ AND QUEEN SIRIKIT OF THAILAND RETURNED HOME RECENTLY AFTER A VISIT TO EUROPE, WHICH INCLUDED 10 WEEKS IN BRITAIN.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPLD8KO4A02ANVBUIJ55189DV
    Media URN:
    VLVADPLD8KO4A02ANVBUIJ55189DV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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