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À l'hôpital psychiatrique de Ndera, 500 membres de l'ethnie tutsi demandent de l'aide. Mais seuls 18 étrangers seront évacués par les soldats belges

Card Number 29943

Number
29943
Author
Roger-Petit, Bruno
Author
Lejop, Laurent
Date
14 avril 1994
Ymd
19940414
Time
07:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 7 heures [1:23]
Title
À l'hôpital psychiatrique de Ndera, 500 membres de l'ethnie tutsi demandent de l'aide. Mais seuls 18 étrangers seront évacués par les soldats belges
Subtitle
Cette évacuation signifie la mort pour la plupart des Tutsi restés sur place.
Size
5762259 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- In Kigali, Rwanda, clashes continued yesterday [April 13] between Tutsi rebels and Hutu. And yet today a ceasefire could be concluded under the auspices of the UN.
- This column of Belgian soldiers came to save 18 foreign nationals taking refuge north of Kigali. In a psychiatric hospital besieged since the day before by Hutu bands, the soldiers will discover the daily horror of this war. A black man challenges a Belgian soldier: "For three days, there have already been corpses in there! There are a lot of wounded! There are 300 people, men, women, old peopleā€¦".
- Hands raised in sign of peace, 500 members of the Tutsi ethnic group ask for help. In vain. The Belgian soldiers will only accomplish their mission: only the 18 foreigners will be evacuated, shocked.
- One of the whites later confessed: this evacuation meant death for most of the Tutsi who remained there. Because this is the tenor of the message that the Rwandan belligerents sent to the foreign soldiers: everyone must be gone within 48 hours. Afterwards, they will settle their accounts between them.
- Already 20,000 soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Front have entered Kigali. Fighting intensifies around the airport. The Tutsi, on the verge of taking power, would wait for the last foreigners to leave to make the final assault.