• Short Summary

    A VIETCONG PLASTIC BOMB KILLED AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE AND WOUNDED A DOZEN OTHERS WHEN IT EXPLODED IN A SAIGON STREET ON THURSDAY EVENING (7 AUGUST) THE BOMB WAS PLACED IN FRONT OF A CHINESE RESTAURANT IN THE CHINESE QUARTER OF THE CITY, WHERE UNITED STATES FORCES AND CIVILIANS GATHER IN LARGE NUMBERS.

  • Description

    A VIETCONG PLASTIC BOMB KILLED AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE AND WOUNDED A DOZEN OTHERS WHEN IT EXPLODED IN A SAIGON STREET ON THURSDAY EVENING (7 AUGUST) THE BOMB WAS PLACED IN FRONT OF A CHINESE RESTAURANT IN THE CHINESE QUARTER OF THE CITY, WHERE UNITED STATES FORCES AND CIVILIANS GATHER IN LARGE NUMBERS.

    SOON AFTERWARDS, AS SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE CADETS WERE BEING EVACUATED FROM A NEARBY BUILDING USED AS A STUDY CENTRE, AN AMERICAN MILITARY POLICEMAN DISCOVERED A SECOND PLASTIC CHARGE CONCEALED IN THE PETROL TANK OF A MOTORCYCLE.

    UNITED STATES AND VIETNAMESE EXPLOSIVE EXPERTS NEUTRALISED THE CHARGE -- ABOUT 11 POUNDS (5 KG) OF EXPLOSIVE.

    THE FIRST BOMB BLEW A LARGE HOLE IN THE STREET AND CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS. SEVERAL CARS IN THE AREA WERE WRECKED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10JBDMFIF81W3YUXL3GV40XXP
    Media URN:
    VLVA10JBDMFIF81W3YUXL3GV40XXP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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