• Short Summary

    THE ADEN PROTECTORATE WAS STRIKE-BOUND TODAY, IN PROTEST AGAINST YESTERDAY'S INCIDENT IN WHICH EIGHT PEOPLE - SEVEN OF THEM SCHOOLCHILDREN - WERE KILLED WHEN A MINE EXPLODED UNDER THEIR BUS.

  • Description

    THE ADEN PROTECTORATE WAS STRIKE-BOUND TODAY, IN PROTEST AGAINST YESTERDAY'S INCIDENT IN WHICH EIGHT PEOPLE - SEVEN OF THEM SCHOOLCHILDREN - WERE KILLED WHEN A MINE EXPLODED UNDER THEIR BUS.

    THE INCIDENT SHOCKED THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE PROTECTORATE, AND LED TO IMMEDIATE STRIKE CALLS BY THE EGYPTIAN-BACKED FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF OCCUPIED SOUTH YEMEN, AND BY THE RIVAL ORGANISATION, THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT.

    IT LED, ALSO, TO PROTESTS TO THE UNITED NATIONS FROM THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION, AND TO A REQUEST TO U THANT, THE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, ASKING HIM "TO URGENTLY CONDEMN THIS CRIME IN THE STRONGEST TERMS."
    SULTAN SALEH BIN HUSSEIN AL AUDHALI, CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL SUPREME COUNCIL (CABINET) CALLED ON U THANT TO DEMAND THAT EGYPT "AND THOSE WHO CARRY OUT HER INSTRUCTIONS, CEASE THE CAMPAIGN OF BLOODSHED AND TERRORISM AGAINST OUR PEOPLE." IN ANOTHER CABLE, THE SULTAN CALLED ON PRESIDENT NASSER, OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, TO EXERT HIS INFLUENCE TO STOP THE DISSIDENTS. MESSAGES WERE ALSO SENT TO THE KING OF MOROCCO AND TO THE PRESIDENTS OF TUNISIA, JORDAN, SYRIA, IRAQ AND ALGERIA, CALLING ON THEM TO USE THEIR INFLUENCE WITH PRESIDENT NASSER.

    THE BOMB OUTRAGE OCCURRED ON A DIRTY TRACK AFTER A CAR HAD PASSED OVER THE PLACE ONLY SECONDS BEFORE WITHOUT SETTING OFF THE WEAPON. IN ADDITION TO THE DEAD, WHO INCLUDED THE DRIVER OF THE BUS, 13 CHILDREN WERE BADLY INJURED. THREE DAYS OF MOURNING WERE DECLARED, SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED AND FLAGS THROUGHOUT THE FEDERATION WERE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3K6R7HD6I4OFIXKRZD0S29KYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3K6R7HD6I4OFIXKRZD0S29KYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1967
    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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