• Short Summary

    THE HALF A MILLION POPULATION OF BELFAST ARE TODAY WITHOUT WATER FOLLOWING AN EXPLOSION WHICH BLEW UP THEIR MAIN WATER SUPPLY PIPE LINE.

  • Description

    THE HALF A MILLION POPULATION OF BELFAST ARE TODAY WITHOUT WATER FOLLOWING AN EXPLOSION WHICH BLEW UP THEIR MAIN WATER SUPPLY PIPE LINE. IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORK OF EXTREMISTS AS A REPLY TO PREMIER TERENCE O'NEILL'S APPEAL FOR PEACE IN TROUBLED NORTHERN IRELAND.

    THE NEW ATTACK ON BEFAST'S WATER SUPPLIES -- FOLLOWING THE WEEKEND BLASTING OF OTHER PIPELINES -- COULD CRIPPLED THE CITY. PRODUCTION IN SEVERAL FACTORIES IS EXPECTED TO STOP AND THERE WILL BE SEVERE RATIONING IN HOMES. FOLLOWING AN EXPLOSION AT A RESERVOIR ON SUNDAY THE GOVERNMENT CALLED IN TROOPS TO GUARD VULNERABLE INSTALLATIONS.

    THE EXPLOSION CAME JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE SABOTEURS WERE ABLE TO SLIP THROUGH A GAP UNGUARDED BY TROOPS TO REACH THE PIPE LINE AT DUNADRY, TEN MILES FROM BELFAST.

    POLICE EXAMINING THE DAMAGE ESTIMATE THAT A BOMB WITH ENOUGH EXPLOSIVES TO WRECK A HOUSE WAS USED. A FULL SCALE MILITARY AND POLICE ALERT SEALED OFF ROADS TO THE ULSTER CAPITAL BUT NO ONE HAS BEEN DETAINED BY POLICE YET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZMLPLZB2LLSK1DL8BBTJ65KU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZMLPLZB2LLSK1DL8BBTJ65KU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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