More than 20 Cambodian moslems were killed by Khmer Rough soldiers as they tried to cross a border stream into Thailand on Thursday (24 April).
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Background: More than 20 Cambodian moslems were killed by Khmer Rough soldiers as they tried to cross a border stream into Thailand on Thursday (24 April). But a further 400 Cambodian moslems crossed the border during the day and were placed in refugee camps just outside the town of Aranyaprathet 190 miles (300 kms) east of Bangkok.
The next day Thai government officials were recording from survivors details of the refugees' flight. Thai Red Cross nurses provided medical treatment.
According to the survivors, the Khmer Rough arrived in the village of Poipet early on Thursday morning and told the inhabitants to leave the town and move into the countryside.
About 500 moslems, who had been waiting in the town for a chance to move into Thailand, decided to make a dash for the border.
Many of them were already across the small stream which marks the border when the Khmer Rouge spotted them and order them to halt.
Survivors said some of the refugees were chest high in the 10 metres (yard) wide stream when the Khmer Rough troops opened up with a hail of bullets.
A number who had not reached the stream were also killed and about 100 were turned back to the Cambodian side to the border.