• Short Summary

    Insurgent forces have kept up their rocket bombardment of Phnom Penh. On Thursday (January 3),?

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    LV Pagoda building on fire
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    SV & GVs Firemen fighting blaze (3 shots)
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    CU Top of firetender
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    GV Smouldering skeleton of building
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    SV Firemen with hoses
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    SVs Khmer officials showing newsmen rocket casing (3 shots)
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    GV PAN Firemen
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    GV EXT Hospital sign
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    GV Wounded man being treated
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    SVs and CUs doctors attending baby with severed legs (4 shots)
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    SV Mother shouting
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    Background: Insurgent forces have kept up their rocket bombardment of Phnom Penh. On Thursday (January 3), the Khmer capital suffered its heaviest casualties since the current assault started 12 days earlier. Eight rockets were fired into the centre of the city in mid-afternoon. At least six people died and about 40 were injured.

    Several of the rockets landed near important buildings. One, fired into the edge of the city's fashionable diplomatic area, set fire to a pagoda office building. Firemen found two people dead in the office and two monks were wounded.

    Another of the 122 mm rockets landed in a hospital courtyard. Among the more seriously wounded victims was a two-year-old girl, who had been playing within 30 yards of the impact point. Shrapnel had nearly severed one of her legs, and doctors had to amputate
    Other rockets landed near Army headquarters, the former royal palace, the Foreign Minister and two embassies. Several houses were badly damaged.

    Thursday's casualties brought the number of people killed in Phnom Penh by rocket attack during a twelve-day period to 22.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD3CLL98KB26DRF2X04H2FFPG
    Media URN:
    VLVACD3CLL98KB26DRF2X04H2FFPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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