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South Vietnam / Refugee Problems / South Vietnam Commercial Airliner Downed / Fighting" #36195

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam has problems with refugees.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Saigon, South Vietnam) With situation in Cambodia worsening, thousands of refugees swarm into South Vietnam. Cambodian refugees must rely on themselves for shelter and food. Communist forces beginning offensive in South Vietnam now; country ill able to cope with Cambodian refugees. [Vietnam briefing OFFICER - says Communists launched nationwide offensive Monday a.m.]
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

(Studio) In South Vietnam, Communist gunners rptdly. shoot down commercial airliner carrying at least 20 people, incling. 4 Americans South Vietnam reports loss of 5th district capital in central highlands. Most intensive fighting conts. to be around Ban Me Thuot.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Mariano, Frank;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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