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Cambodia / Phnom Penh Cutoff #238735

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 1975
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(Studio) Virtually all land and sea routes into Phnom Penh, Cambodia, cut by Communist insurgents. Major railroad link cut today; train hits mine; 71 persons killed or wounded. At Battambang and Kompong Som there were food riots; food shortages present as great a threat as do rebel attacks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Young children virtually starving to death; clinics set up to aid these victims. Food prices astronomical. [World Vision International Dr. Penelope KEY - says she's noticed increase in malnutrition in past 4 mos.] World Vision has only 90 beds for undernourished children. Situation expected to worsen because supply routes to Phnom Penh not likely to be reopened.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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