• Short Summary

    Students from a research camp in Tanzania where four fellow students were kidnapped by African raiders on Monday (19 May) related their experience to newsmen in Nairobi on Thursday.

  • Description

    Students from a research camp in Tanzania where four fellow students were kidnapped by African raiders on Monday (19 May) related their experience to newsmen in Nairobi on Thursday.

    During the night raid in the camp, known as the Gombe Game Research Centre, run by English anthropologist Jane Goodall, one Dutch Student and three Americans were abducted.

    At the news conference, one of the students, Jonathan Wainwright, 19, from Bournemouth, England, said he saw a boat moving out into Lake Tanganyika. He added that they hid in the hills for more than an hour until the raiders were gone.

    Another student, Jim Baugh, 21, from California, said the African staff were very brave and despite threats of death, they did not reveal the students' hideout.

    Tanzanian police and troops searching for the missing students believed that the students are being held in Zaire.

    Evidence collected so far has tended to confirm first reports that about 40 armed men raided the isolated jungle camp. The motive for the kidnap is still not known.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKD7P3XJ6TL00A7KXA41EIXJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAKD7P3XJ6TL00A7KXA41EIXJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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