The political upheaval in the Seychelles is over.
AV Seychelles Islands
GV Seychelles airport
GV PAN Troops moving through street in Truck
CU Soldier talking to residents
SV PAN FROM Man in street TO Bullet holes in wall of house and windows (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Houses TO Rocket damage in street
GV Seychelles radio station ZOOM IN TO Armed guard on roof and soldiers guarding station (5 shots)
CU INTERIOR Photograph of President Albert Renee inside main studio ZOOM OUT TO News reader
SV Armed guard near waterfront
SV Tourists in streets with troops in truck moving off
GV Tourists market with people looking at trinkets and local basketwork (3 shots)
GV Fisherman's Cove Hotel (2 shots)
SV Tourists walking in grounds and sunbathing
CU Holiday-maker John Brandon talking to newsman
GV Palm trees near beach (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ. 14) NEWSMAN: "Can you tell me, how did you cope during the trouble here?"
BRANDON: "Well, we coped, well, that's apart from being absolutely frightened to death, I think that we all got as one community, although we spoke different languages."
NEWSMAN: "Why were you frightened to death? What did you see happen?"
BRANDON: "Well, we heard gun...we'd been told...we heard gunfire and children crying, and people running back and forwards from the hotel crying on the beach. It's been (indistinct) a few days, it's been absolute chaos."
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Background: The political upheaval in the Seychelles is over. The curfew has been lifted, although troops still patrol the streets, both in trucks and on foot. Houses near the rebel army camp were badly hit by the two-day mutiny. A rocket landed in one bedroom window, killing a teenage girl and injuring her brother. At the start of the rebellion, troops took over the Radio Seychelles station which has reverted to broadcasting music. For sun-seeking tourists, life has also gone back to the tranquility they expect. Once again, they swarm to lively street markets full of trinkets and local crafts. However, the tourists did not escape the rebellion completely. At the Fisherman's Cove Hotel, one of the most luxurious in the islands, rebel troops stormed the grounds. They fired volleys of shots into the air and snatched jewellery and watches. Hotels have reported some cancellations, but observers predict the brief unrest is unlikely to have lasting impact on the Seychelles' main industry.