• Short Summary

    A BOMB ROCKED HONG KONG'S LUXURY HILTON HOTEL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN THE FINAL HOURS OF THE ULTIMATUM ISSUED BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA GIVING BRITAIN TWO DAYS TO RELEASE DETAINED COMMUNIST NEWSPAPERMEN.

  • Description

    A BOMB ROCKED HONG KONG'S LUXURY HILTON HOTEL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN THE FINAL HOURS OF THE ULTIMATUM ISSUED BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA GIVING BRITAIN TWO DAYS TO RELEASE DETAINED COMMUNIST NEWSPAPERMEN.

    NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE BOMB ATTACK -- THE SECOND IN FOUR DAYS -- BUT AN AUTOMATIC LIFT WAS COMPLETELY WRECKED. ITS CEILING WAS RIPPED OFF, MIRRORS AND THE ELECTRIC CONTROL PANEL SHATTERED AND THE INTERIOR WOODWORK RIDDLED WITH HOLES.

    ABOUT 90 MINUTES LATER ANOTHER BOMB WAS FOUND LYING ON TOP OF THE RUBBLE BUT ARMY EXPERTS INVESTIGATING THE EXPLOSION DETONATED IT SAFELY ON THE SPOT.

    A CHINESE MEMBER OF THE HOTEL STAFF FOUND THE FIRST BOMB, WRAPPED IN A PAPER AND PLASTIC BAG, IN THE LIFT WHEN IT CAME TO A STOP ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

    A CHEF PLACED A METAL ASHTRAY BETWEEN THE DOORS TO KEEP THEM OPEN BUT BEFORE THEY COULD CALL ANYONE THE BOMB EXPLODED.

    THE SECOND BOMB, A SMALL FRUIT JUICE TIN CRAMMED WITH GUN POWDER AND WRAPPED IN WHITE PAPER, WAS APPARENTLY THROWN INTO THE DAMAGED LIFT WHILE POLICE WERE QUESTIONING STAFF AND OTHER PEOPLE IN ANOTHER PART OF THE HOTEL.

    ON SATURDAY (21 AUGUST) A BOMB WAS FOUND IN THE LIFTS BUT REMOVED AND EXPLODED BY ARMY EXPERTS.

    (THE PEOPLES' REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON SUNDAY (20 AUGUST) SET A 48-HOUR DEADLINE FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO LIFT THE BAN ON PRO-PEKING NEWSPAPERS, RELEASE ALL COMMUNIST NEWSPAPERMEN, WITHDRAW LAWSUITS AGAINST OTHER COMMUNIST NEWSPAPERS, AND ALLOW PRO-PEKING PUBLICATIONS TO CARRY ON NORMALLY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3S1G0DNFCKLOKN39K02QX8MGA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3S1G0DNFCKLOKN39K02QX8MGA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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