• Short Summary

    North Vietnamese officials claim United States aircraft bombed the town of Thai Binh, 144 miles (90km) south-east of Hanoi on August 17.

  • Description

    North Vietnamese officials claim United States aircraft bombed the town of Thai Binh, 144 miles (90km) south-east of Hanoi on August 17.

    The officials said bomb struck the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Hospital, wounding eight of the medical staff and eight patents. The hospital was built with the help of the Bulgarian Government in 1969.

    The hospital was reported to be badly damaged.

    The official report from North Vietnam came on the day that the United States Command in Saigon announced that 370 raids by jet fighter-bombers and eight missions by B-52 bombers had been launched against North Vietnam.

    The US Command said the air strikes hit anti-aircraft guns, military stores, trucks, boats, bridges and petrol tanks.

    The United States has consistently denied that American aircraft have deliberately bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam.

    Two days after reports of the raid on Thai Binh on July 17, the Vietnamese News Agency in Hanoi claimed that American aircraft again hit the town, killing 47 people and wounding 50. Officials said the town had been hit five times since July 10.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3COQRQTF58OHTXQ3WAUJ34Q93
    Media URN:
    VLVA3COQRQTF58OHTXQ3WAUJ34Q93
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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