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    SAN JOSE DE BOCAY, NICARAGUA

    Tribespeople continue to be evacuated from the Nicaragua-Honduras border despite a helicopter crash in which 84 of them, mostly children, died.

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    1. GV soldiers at village, San Jose De Bocay 0.07
    2. GV Children washing in river 0.11
    3. GV Soldier crossing river as people wash nearby 0.16
    4. SV Soldiers, one with a parrot on shoulder, moving single-file to village (2 shots) 0.28
    5. GV Soldiers being followed by Miskitos tribe through mud (3 shots) 0.44
    6. GV & SV Tribal men crossing river into village (2 shots) 1.00
    7. SV Soldiers in village 1.04
    8. SV Soldier addressing people and getting them to chant Sandinista slogans; SV soldier with parrot (2 shots) 1.11
    9. GV Families in front of makeshift tents 1.16
    10. SV Tribesman telling how his children were killed in a helicopter crash 1.28
    11. V & SV Children queueing for food handouts (3 shots) 1.42
    12. GV Children eating food (2 shots) 1.50
    13. SV Children carry food away with them 2.01
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    Background: SAN JOSE DE BOCAY, NICARAGUA

    Tribespeople continue to be evacuated from the Nicaragua-Honduras border despite a helicopter crash in which 84 of them, mostly children, died. Nearly two thousand members of the Miskito and Sumo tribes have been evacuated to the Nicaraguan village of San Jose De Bocay. Their traditional homeland in San Andres had been declared a military zone because of cross-border attacks from Honduras by rebels opposed to Nicaragua's Sandinista government. The tribespeople were escorted on their three-day march by soldiers to protect against guerrilla attacks. Those who were too young or too old to make of the journey on foot were transported by helicopter. It was during one of these flights on December 9 that a helicopter crashed in the mountainous Jinotega province, 340 kilometres (210 miles) north in the crash; the crew of four, one woman and three children survived. It is still not known whether the crash was an accident or whether the helicopter was shot down by guerrillas. The families of many of the children are now in San Jose De Bocay, where they are provided with food, clothing and makeshift shelters. In return, the soldiers encourage the tribal people to learn the ways and the slogans of the Sandinistas. But many are in mourning as they remember the crash which caused so many deaths. The slogans they are made to chant are not always enough to stop the simple Indian tribesman be resettled in villages further inland, until they can be returned to their original homelands which have seen more than 400 border clashes in the last three years.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6O1TYRN0DJ40T57K5O9EW4TMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6O1TYRN0DJ40T57K5O9EW4TMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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