• Short Summary

    SABOTEURS IN MALAYA BLEW UP A 50-WAGON GOODS TRAIN ON THE MAIN RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN KUALA LUMPUR AND SINGAPORE ON THE NIGHT OF JUNE 24, DERAILING A LOCOMOTIVE AND FIFTEEN WAGONS.

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    SABOTEURS IN MALAYA BLEW UP A 50-WAGON GOODS TRAIN ON THE MAIN RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN KUALA LUMPUR AND SINGAPORE ON THE NIGHT OF JUNE 24, DERAILING A LOCOMOTIVE AND FIFTEEN WAGONS. THE EXPLOSIVES CHARGES WERE LAID ON THE RAILWAY TRACK NEAR TAMPIN IN THE STATE OF NEGRI SEMBILAN IN SOUTHERN MALAYA. ABOUT FIFTY YARDS OF RAILWAY TRACK WAS UPROOTED.

    AS THE RAILWAY OFFICIALS AND BOMB EXPERTS WERE EXAMINING THE WRECKAGE ANOTHER EXPLOSION OCCURRED TWO HOURS LATER CAUSED BY A TIME BOMB A FEW YARDS AWAY. IT BLEW UP A LARGE HOLE LIKE A BOMB CRATER IN THE TRACKS AND SHATTERED WINDOWS OF HOUSES A MILE OR SO AWAY. THE SECOND EXPLOSION WOULD HAVE COINCIDED WITH THE PASSING OF A MAIL TRAIN CARRYING HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS, IF THE TRAIN HAD NOT BEEN STOPPED BECAUSE OF THE FIRST EXPLOSION. THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES IN EITHER CASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA39UTCIKSIFL3UN74CN4GQF1MW
    Media URN:
    VLVA39UTCIKSIFL3UN74CN4GQF1MW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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