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    THE WELL-KNOWN VICTIMS OF LEFTIST TERRORISM WERE BURIED QUIETLY IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE?

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    THE WELL-KNOWN VICTIMS OF LEFTIST TERRORISM WERE BURIED QUIETLY IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE MEN -- POPULAR RADIO COMEDIAN LAM BUN AND HIS COUSIN LAM KWONG-HOE -- DIED AFTER A PETROL BOMB ATTACK SEVERAL DAYS AGO. THE FUNERAL WAS CONDUCTED AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

    STRONG PARTIES OF POLICE WITH WALKIE-TALKIES BLOCKED OFF THE ROAD LEADING TO THE CATHOLIC CEMETERY AT HAPPY VALLEY. POLICE WERE ALSO POSTED ON THE ROOFTOPS OF BUILDINGS IN THE AREA.

    THE BODIES OF THE TWO COUSINS WERE BROUGHT TO THE CEMETERY SECRETLY -- ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL WERE NOT MADE PUBLIC. IT WAS FEARED THERE MAY HAVE BEEN RENEWED TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE MOURNERS.

    LAM BUN'S SISTER FAINTED TWICE AS THE COFFINS WERE BEING LOWERED INTO THE GROUND, AND HIS WIDOW HAD TO BE SUPPORTED BY TWO RELATIVES.

    THE COUSINS RECEIVED SERIOUS BURNS WHEN THEIR CAR WAS STOPPED BY TERRORISTS POSING AS ROAD WORKERS. THE TERRORISTS THREW A PETROL BOMB INTO THE CAR, POURED PETROL OVER THE TWO MEN AND THEN SET THEM ALIGHT.

    LAM BUN DIED TWO DAYS LATER AND LAM KWONG-HOE DIED ON AUGUST 31.

    LAM BUN, WHOSE NIGHTLY ANTI-COMMUNIST COMEDY BROADCASTS HAD A WIDE FOLLOWING, LEFT A WIDOW AND THREE YOUNG CHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARBS87H9IUCI4YGPV53NZVTB
    Media URN:
    VLVARBS87H9IUCI4YGPV53NZVTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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