Two bombs exploded in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, on Thursday (May 11) -- causing extensive damage to property and some injuries.
Two bombs exploded in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, on Thursday (May 11) -- causing extensive damage to property and some injuries. the first bomb,planted in a stolen van, exploded outside the offices of the British Broadcasting Corporation, injuring nineteen passers-by -- mostly woman. Several windows were broken, but the main force of the blast was absorbed by a windowless wall. this film shows the actual explosion taking place.
The second bomb several damaged a motor-car showroom, destroying or damaging 150 new cars. Again, the bomb was planted in a stolen vehicle, but there were no injuries after the manager had cleared the building in response to a warning from the two men who had cleared the building in response to a warning from the two men who had driven the van in to the showroom.
SYNOPSIS: Northern Ireland....and in the capital, Belfast, a bomb planted in a stolen van exploded outside the office of the British Broad-casting Corporation on Thursday.
The blast broke several windows, and nineteen passers-by, mostly women, were injured and taken to hospital.
A second explosion in the city wrecked a motor-car showroom, destroying or damaging one-hundred-and-fifty new cars. The bomb was planted in a stolen car, driven into the showroom by two men. They told the manager it was due to go off in fifteen minutes, and he cleared the building. No-one was injured in the blast.