Four rockets slammed into the outskirts of Saigon on Friday nigh (14 April), killing at least 15 people.
Four rockets slammed into the outskirts of Saigon on Friday nigh (14 April), killing at least 15 people. The rockets hit near the Tan Son Nhut Air Base, where U.S. forces were immediately placed on an "under attack" red alert.
Only one of the rockets came near the Air Base. The other three struck a shanty town nearby. Several of those killed were buried under debris, and it was thought that the death toll could go higher. Rockets falling on homes at night in Saigon greatly increase the chances for a high death toll, as a strict curfew keeps most people off the streets.
On Saturday, more than 10 heavy rockets hit the northern city of Da Nang, killing at least 20 people. Neither Saigon nor Da Nang has been hit by major rocket attacks since the 1968 Tet offensive.