• Short Summary

    Rockets continue to strike the Phnom Penh area daily. On Monday Feb. 17 three 107mm?

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    scene of first rocket aftermath: smashed car in street, military police divert traffic, people around, ambulance passes with siren going, general scene with parts of tree on road (rocket struck above car in tree), rear quick shot as wounded person enters hospital (NBG probably).

    ???le in ground where second rocket struck, TILT up to people and police around spot, PAN across to s??? Tonle Sap River with Khmer Navy gunboat passing; different angle on hole with police and people and former Royal Palace in background (rocket struck on riverbank between Tonle Sap River and Palace); another shot of Palace.

    people lying down in street taking shelter as they hear another rocket launched from across river (landed some distance away - not heard on camera).

    board outside school "College Wat Phnom" (hit by rocket Feb. 6 and children killed) showing school resuming today (Feb. 17)-PAN to school ??? with a few children seen sheltering doorway.

    several shots as parents take children away from school.

    children sheltering in doorway awaiting their parents to collect them.

    Madam SISOWATH PORRASI (pronounced sis-oh-wot por-rah-see), owner/director of school (in black) standing near doorway, then ushering children into shelter of school, later seen giving schoolbag to little girl and sending her on her way.

    changing date on board outside to read that school will now reopen on March 9 (Monday - Lundl).


    NOTE: no company covered sidebar to story on reopening/closing of school.

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    Background: Rockets continue to strike the Phnom Penh area daily. On Monday Feb. 17 three 107mm rockets struck downtown Phnom Penh between 0830 and 0900hrs. The first hit in a tree-lined street only 100 metres from the school "College Wat Phnom". where 14 children had been killed and about 30 wounded when a rocket ??? the school on the ??? of ???.

    The first rocket hit a tree and smashed a car passing underneath. The woman driver was lightly wounded and walked to a nearby hospital. The Wat Phnom school was closed immediately and rescheduled its opening for 2 weeks hence (March 3). The school is one of the best known in Phnom Penh and had been run by madam SISOWATH PORRASI (pron. sis-on-wot por-rah-see) for over 20 years. Over 1,000 primary and secondary school pupils attend the school in two daily shifts. The second rocket struck near the former Royal Palace, which overlooks the Tonle Sap River there. One person was lightly wounded only at that site. The rockets were launched from across the Tonle Sap & Mekong Rivers (the 2 rivers form a junction at Phnom Penh) about three kilometres away. Whilst police and civilians were inspecting the spot where the second rocket struck they heard the faint thud of a third being launched, and took immediate cover until the danger passed. The third rocket landed some distance away.

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