The Union Democrat, p.4A
14 June 1993.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb forces closing in on the last Bosniak stronghold in eastern Bosnia reportedly killed more than 50 people in an artillery attack on a first-aid center.
At least seven other people were reported killed Sunday and more than 100 wounded as Gorazde appeared ready to fall to Bosnian Serb rebels. The Bosniak town was designated a “safe area” by the United Nations two months ago, but has been under siege nearly three weeks.
In Geneva, Bosnia’s collective presidency demanded the immediate deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in Gorazde to help stem the bloodshed. The presidency also ordered a cease-fire in central Bosnia between onetime Croat and Bosniak allies engaged in an increasingly vicious land grab.
Bosnian radio said at least 52 people were killed Sunday when shells slammed into the makeshift first-aid clinic in Gorazde, the last remaining Bosniak-held enclave in the once mostly Muslim Drina River valley.
“No one survived. … The place now a mixture of pieces of dead bodies, bricks and plaster,” ham radio operator Fahrudin Becic told Bosnian radio.
In all, 59 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in fighting that continued into the evening, the radio said late Sunday.
The radio report spoke of fighting at close range on front lines around the town and said it was “raining projectiles.” Up to 75 people had died since Saturday, the report said.
“Serbian forces have managed to move and they’re coming closer and closer to the city,” said Becic.