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Napalm Girl | 20

Fifty years ago, Kim Phuc Phan Thi's life seemed simple; she lived with her family in the village of Trảng Bàng in Vietnam. The country was in the middle of a war, but as a nine-year-old child, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Everything changed in June 1972 when several napalm bombs fell on her once peaceful village. Suddenly there was fire everywhere around her and her clothes burned off. In excruciating pain, Phuc ran down the main highway in her village and at that time, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut snapped a picture and the rest is history. On this episode Erica Vella takes a closer look at the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, The Terror of War, which is commonly referred to as 'Napalm Girl'. She speaks with Kim Phuc, the young girl in the photo and learns about her miraculous survival.
Email: erica.vella@globalnews.ca
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