• Short Summary

    Ninety there Vietnamese refugees, who have been forced to live in overcrowded conditions aboard a cargo ship for nearly a month have been allowed to come ashore in Hong Kong.

  • Description

    Ninety there Vietnamese refugees, who have been forced to live in overcrowded conditions aboard a cargo ship for nearly a month have been allowed to come ashore in Hong Kong.

    The refugees were brought off the Burmese cargo freighter, the Ava, by Hong Kong Immigration Launches.

    The crew of the Ava had picked up the refugees from a sinking fishing boat off the coast of Vietnam on July 4.

    Hong Kong authorities attempted to prevent newsmen from photographing the refugees but by gymnastic feats the pressmen still managed to get their photos. After landing the refugees were quickly directed into an underground tunnel which led to a fleet of waiting buses.

    Among the refugees were nearly fifty children under the age of thirteen. Host of them appeared bewildered by the amount of interest they had attracted.

    The buses took the refugees to a nearby hotel where they will stay until they fly on to other countries, including the United States and Canada.

    The refugees told waiting newsman that they were looking forward to travelling. However, one of them later said he might prefer to remain in Hong Kong.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEL7Z2F6OB6HNVON0VMPVSSB35
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL7Z2F6OB6HNVON0VMPVSSB35
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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