Foreigners escape as Cambodia door closes

An Australian military attache yesterday led 41 more foreigners from Cambodia to safety in Thailand as the door closed on further escapes. The group joined about 60 foreigners taken out on Sunday by Colonel David Mead.

The exodus came as fighting sparked by the weekend coup by the Second Prime Minister, Hun Sen, against the First Prime Minister, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, spread from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the provinces. Those taken in convoy from north-west Cambodia to the border town of Aranyapratet included three Britons, the colonel said. AP - Aranyapratet, Thailand