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120 REFUGEES REPATRIATED TO VIETNAM

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More than 120 Vietnamese who made the treacherous boat journey to Hong Kong flew back home Friday after their hopes for a new life were dashed in the teeming camps of this British colony.

Another group of about 120 is expected to return home within days, and 850 others are awaiting repatriation on later flights, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.A chartered Boeing 737 carried the refugees to Hanoi, bringing the number of Vietnamese repatriated under the U.N.-sponsored program to 385 in four flights since March.