The North Vietnamese claim that five people were killed, including two children, and 21 were injured in a bombing raid by United States aircraft on a densely populated district of Hanoi on 6 October.
LV TILT DOWN Damaged houses, rescue workers inside (2 shots)
SV & CU People salvage belongings (3 shots)
CU Mayor of Hanoi inspects damage
SV & CU Militiamen patrol streets (2 shots)
GROUND TO AIR Smoke in sky
LV & CU Mother puts children into tiny shelter (2 shots)
LV PAN ALONG Street, men in air raid shelters
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This official film comes from North Vietnamese sources.
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Background: The North Vietnamese claim that five people were killed, including two children, and 21 were injured in a bombing raid by United States aircraft on a densely populated district of Hanoi on 6 October.
The North Vietnamese say two air-to-surface missiles hit the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, destroying three houses.
They claim that the missiles used were a type designed only to kill and maim. The missile, the North Vietnamese say, unleashes more than 10,000 small bullet like pieces of steel that cut down anything in their path.
The Mayor of Hanoi, Chang Xui Hun, inspected the damage caused in the district by the alleged U.S. raid.
At the same time, it's claimed that other U.S. jets were raiding areas 20 kilometres south of Hanoi in which more than 100 people were either killed or wounded.
SYNOPSIS: This damage, say the North Vietnamese, was caused by United States aircraft raiding one of Hanoi's most densely populated districts on October the sixth. This is official film of the damage.
It's claimed that two air-to-surface missiles fired by the jets killed five people, including two children, and wounded twenty-one other people. The North Vietnamese say the missiles used were of a type designed only to kill and maim unleashing more than ten-thousand pieces of steel that cut down everything in their path. The Mayor of Hanoi, Chang Xui Hun, inspected the area in which three houses were destroyed.
At the same time, twenty kilometres south of Hanoi, the North Vietnamese claim that other United States jets left more than one-hundred dead or injured in the wake of other bombing raids. These alleged raids had come only a few days before another United States raid hit the French embassy building in Hanoi.