• Short Summary

    Eight people were injured, two of them seriously, when a powerful bomb exploded in the main passenger hall at Paris-Orly Airport on Thursday (12 June).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Forecourt of Orly Airport terminal
    0.06

    2.
    GV INTERIOR Man walking through rubble caused by bomb blast (3 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    GV & SCU Shattered windows in terminal (2 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    GV Rubble in terminal being inspected by men (3 shots)
    0.56

    5.
    GV EXTERIOR Shattered glass lying along footpath outside terminal (2 shots)
    1.05

    6.
    SV INTERIOR Cleaning sweeping up glass in terminal
    1.12

    7.
    GV INTERIOR Airport lounge with business carrying on as usual
    1.18




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    Background: Eight people were injured, two of them seriously, when a powerful bomb exploded in the main passenger hall at Paris-Orly Airport on Thursday (12 June). The injured were foreign workers starting work on a cleaning shift.

    SYNOPSIS: The bomb blew out the west terminal's front windows and caused extensive damage in the entrance hall. It had been planted in a coin-operated luggage locker and exploded as the cleaners were about to start work shortly after midnight, wrecking the surrounding walls and roof.

    The large windows at the front of the hall were shattered into thousands of pieces. The two cleaners seriously injured were women.

    Police said responsibility for the blast had been claimed by the extreme left-wing "Direct Action" group. The group claimed responsibility in April for a Bazooka attack on the transport ministry and a machine-gun attack in March on another ministry. Direct Action has denounced what it calls France's neo-colonist policies in Africa.

    The explosion ripped through the area where passengers arriving or departing on domestic and international flights can check luggage into metal pay lockers. Once the glass was cleaned up business carried on as usual.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2245TGJJYHU4RCDF5S5NQIIR7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2245TGJJYHU4RCDF5S5NQIIR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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