• Short Summary

    In Tunisia a blast at an explosives factory in a suburb of Tunis, on Friday (7 July) caused extensive damage in the city and outside.

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    In Tunisia a blast at an explosives factory in a suburb of Tunis, on Friday (7 July) caused extensive damage in the city and outside.

    SYNOPSIS: The small village of Poudria was the scene of the most devastating damage. An explosives factory depot in the Tunis suburb of La Manouba was the source of the explosion. One hundred tons of Nitrate exploded, killing three people and injuring 147 others. There was only one man in the depot at the time of the explosion.

    The blast was felt over a wide radius, but in the suburban village of Poudria, houses were levelled. Cars were gutted by the explosion, gardens blown out and trees stripped of their foliage. Several families were left homeless, their houses beyond repair.

    Personal belongings were still being salvaged as investigators tried to analyze what caused the explosion. An official communique said three of the injured were detained in hospital, but didn't give the extent of their wounds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DCGUCOVWXC0AJALW5MAK2DCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DCGUCOVWXC0AJALW5MAK2DCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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