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Cambodia / Heavy Fighting #481733

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1975
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(Studio) Heavy fighting occurs near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, although US airlifts to airport continue without interruption. Grisly reports of casualties at Neak Luong also leak out.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Neak Luong, Cambodia) Neak Luong nearly collapsed. There aren't sufficient medical facilities to deal with wounded. [American relief worker, Larry BOURASSA - says situation in Neak Luong critical.] American plane drops supplies to town, but scavengers carry supplies off before town can get them. More than 600 rockets and shells hit town in 24 hrs.; heavy ground fighting takes place. Collapse of Neak Luong could mean an end to Lon Nol regime.
REPORTER: Brian Barron

(Studio) In Phnom Penh, Australians closing embassy; others to follow suit. Planes standing by in Thailand to take out foreigners if city should fall to rebels. Premier Long Boret unable to find qualified Cambodians to serve in new government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Barron, Brian;
Chancellor, John

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