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    Pochentong town, which sits at city end of Pochentong airport, is practically deserted. At least?

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    scene where one rocket has fallen few minutes before near home - woman (mother of child killed) is distraught; blood and schoolbag and sandals seen on ground where child killed (child already taken away when camera arrived)

    several shots include planes that have just taken off from airport as they pass over town area; one America military Hercules C130 seen and tilt down to market (see later close shot of C130).

    family loading up truck with household goods and furniture and truck leaves.

    close on Hercules C150 just after takeoff (maybe intercut earlier).

    smoke rising from where rocket struck up same street (out side sandbags) about forty metre from camera.

    general scenes in almost discredit area.


    NOTE: suggest first seq. of distraught mother could be intercut with later aftermath footage.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Pochentong town, which sits at city end of Pochentong airport, is practically deserted. At least 80% of the people have left in the wake of constant rocketing over last three weeks. The Pochentong market was one of busiest in city (Pochentong is regarded as suburb of Phnom Penh, although theoretical outsides city limits), but now there are just a few hardy stallholders only left - and they have few customers. The American airlift into Pochentong airport continues and the plane take off over the village. Anywhere between 20 and 40 rockets land daily in and around the airport and Pochentong town area. Some are obviously intended to hit aircraft, but others are apparently directed against the town itself. The insurgents radio has already warned the people of Pochentong to ??? after the rocketing, they said, they would enter and capture the rockets fall during the day, and every day there are casual??? people are killed and about 10 wounded ??? or where they will fall. The over???

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