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    Over 4,000 Africans assembled outside the hospital in Leopoldville, Congo Republic, Nov 23, as Congolese Army leader, Colonel Joseph Mobutu, and Congolese troops, formed a guard of honour for the emerging cortege with the four coffins of the four Congolese Army men killed in the clash with Tunisian soldiers of the U.

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    Over 4,000 Africans assembled outside the hospital in Leopoldville, Congo Republic, Nov 23, as Congolese Army leader, Colonel Joseph Mobutu, and Congolese troops, formed a guard of honour for the emerging cortege with the four coffins of the four Congolese Army men killed in the clash with Tunisian soldiers of the U.N. Force, Nov 21.

    Among the mourners was the sister of one of the dead, Leopoldville garrison commander, Lieut-Colonel Joseph Kokolo, and weeping relatives of the three other soldiers killed. Official mourners, include bearded Captain Jean Gosse, aide-de-camp of Col. Mobutu;the corps of graduate 'Commissioners' of the Mobutu Administration; and foreign diplomats.

    The funeral was marked by the absence of U.N. officials. Their presence, according to a report would have been unwise-crowds lining the route shouted "Out with the United Nations" Meanwhile U.N. troops remained on an emergency alert to parry a possible attack from enraged Congolese soldiers and civilians.

    Sequence: Congolese troops outside hospital, Col. Kokolo's sister & Col. Mobutu arrive, enter hospital, Capt.Jean Gosse, Crowds. Weeping relatives leave hospital. Four coffins brought out. Col. Kokolo's cap placed on coffin. Army band leads cortege. Col. Kokolo's coffin on truck, followed by three coffins on Army lorries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPQEG1EKDO4RSVXLA23R1TDF9
    Media URN:
    VLVAPQEG1EKDO4RSVXLA23R1TDF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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