• Short Summary

    NINE MEN DIED, AND ELEVEN MORE WERE INJURED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A MORTAR SHELL HIT THEIR LORRY DURING A BATTLE EXERCISE.

  • Description

    NINE MEN DIED, AND ELEVEN MORE WERE INJURED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A MORTAR SHELL HIT THEIR LORRY DURING A BATTLE EXERCISE. THE "MOCK BATTLE" WAS BEING HELD AT THE NATO TRAINING CENTRE NEAR BERGEN IN UPPER SAXONY.

    THE DEAD MEN WERE VISITORS OBSERVING THE EXERCISE AND INCLUDED ONE DUTCH AND ONE INDONESIAN OFFICER. A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT SEVERAL SHOTS FIRED FROM A MORTAR WERE OFF TARGET - ONE HAD VEERED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS TO HIT THE LORRY.

    THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, HERR KAI-UWE VON HASSEL LATER SPOKE ABOUT THE INCIDENT AND VISITED THE SCENE.

    ALTOGETHER ABOUT ONE HUNDRED OBSERVERS WERE WATCHING THE EXERCISE FROM OUTSIDE A MARKED DANGER LINE.

    AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS CONTINUING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA13AHS4L9VLF7MT3UBQNEEE5M4
    Media URN:
    VLVA13AHS4L9VLF7MT3UBQNEEE5M4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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