Twenty-six Americans, including officials, women and children, have managed to get out of the dangerous situation in East Pakistan by a Pakistan Airlines (PIA flight from Dacca via Karachi to Teheran.
MV & SVs Refugees down steps of aircraft
SV Kiker speaks to 1st woman (SOF)
SV 2nd woman (SOF)
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): KIKER: "How did you get out, would you like to talk about that.....?
REFUGEE 1: "I must say that there were many things that I saw, and many of my friends are dead, my Pakistani friends, but you must understand that my husband is there, and his life is not safe. And if I speak too freely I could endanger his life."
KIKER: "Are there other Americans in there that are still in danger?"
REFUGEE 1: "I don't know, I think perhaps the people are in a situation that it's questionable, you never know, from one day to the next, from one hour to the next."
(SEQ. 3): REFUGEE 2: "Well, it was all sort of mixed up, all I remember is the people. My father was running back and forth, putting people in their huts, to take care of them a little bit, because they were being....I really can't say too much, my father...."
KIKER: "Let me ask you this, how did they get you out?"
REFUGEE 2: "Well, we were meant to get out by military, but they would not let us. And they said you're not getting out at all unless you come by P.I.A. And so we had no choice. The Consul-General fought that as much as he could."
KIKER: "A frightening experience was it?"
REFUGEE 2: "Not for us. It's just terrible seeing them."
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Background: Twenty-six Americans, including officials, women and children, have managed to get out of the dangerous situation in East Pakistan by a Pakistan Airlines (PIA flight from Dacca via Karachi to Teheran.
This group arrived on Tuesday, and another group of 120 Americans were expected by a chartered Pakistani aircraft next day.
Douglas Kiker talked to two women in Tuesday's group, both of them reluctant to give their names or too much detailed information because they had relatives still remaining in East Pakistan.