• Short Summary

    A PLASTIC BOMB EXPLODED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S NATIONAL PRESS CENTRE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 8) WRECKING A SECOND FLOOR OFFICE AND STARTING A SMALL FIRE.

  • Description

    A PLASTIC BOMB EXPLODED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S NATIONAL PRESS CENTRE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 8) WRECKING A SECOND FLOOR OFFICE AND STARTING A SMALL FIRE.

    IT WAS THE THIRD BOMB BLAST IN CENTRAL SAIGON IN THREE WEEKS AND MILITARY POLICE QUICKLY CORDONED OFF THE BUILDING WHILE FIREMEN AND STAFF EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE OFFICES HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR THREE DAYS OVER THE TET (LUNAR NEW YEAR) HOLIDAY AND NOBODY WAS REPORTED HURT.

    THE BOMB, WHICH WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING, SMASHED WINDOWS IN THE TWO-STOREY BUILDING, AND WRECKED A BACK ROOM WHERE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS ARE ACCREDITED AND RECORDS KEPT. A CROWD OF ABOUT 2000 PEOPLE GATHERED TO WATCH THE FIREMEN PUTTING OUT THE BLAZE. THROUGHOUT SOUTH VIETNAM WAR ACTION WAS REPORTED GENERALLY LIGHT DURING THE VIET CONG'S FOUR-DAY TET CEASEFIRE WHICH ENDED TODAY (FEBRUARY 9).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1UPG5L6D4QN4P757L318KA4TO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UPG5L6D4QN4P757L318KA4TO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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