• Short Summary

    A TIME BOMB DAMAGED AN ESTATE AGENT'S OFFICES AND SHATTERED DOZENS OF WINDOWS IN BELFAST'S LOWER DONEGAL STREET TODAY (SATURDAY, APRIL 4)
    IT WAS THE THIRD EXPLOSION TO DAMAGE SHOPS IN BELFAST TODAY AND A FOURTH BOMB WAS FOUND BEFORE IT WENT OFF.

  • Description

    A TIME BOMB DAMAGED AN ESTATE AGENT'S OFFICES AND SHATTERED DOZENS OF WINDOWS IN BELFAST'S LOWER DONEGAL STREET TODAY (SATURDAY, APRIL 4)
    IT WAS THE THIRD EXPLOSION TO DAMAGE SHOPS IN BELFAST TODAY AND A FOURTH BOMB WAS FOUND BEFORE IT WENT OFF.

    THESE WERE THE FIRST EXPLOSIONS TO DAMAGE SHOPS IN BELFAST IN SEVERAL MONTHS AND THEY CAME AFTER THE FIRST NIGHT FREE OF FIGHTING IN NEARLY A WEEK.

    THE FIRST EXPLOSION BLEW A HOLE IN THE FRONT OF A FURNITURE SHOP OWNED BY BELFAST'S LORD MAYOR, ALDERMAN JOSEPH CAIRNS, IN SHANKILL ROAD, A PREDOMINANTLY PROTESTANT ARA. THE SECOND WRECKED A TAILOR'S SHOP IN ROYAL AVENUE, ONE OF THE MAIN SHOPPING AREAS OF THE CITY.

    THE BOMB WHICH DAMAGED THE ESTATE AGENT'S IN DONEGAL STREET EXPLODED DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR. GIRLS RAN SCREAMING INTO THE STREET AS WINDOWS SHATTERED. FIVE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOR CUTS AND SHOCK, BUT WERE LATER RELEASED.

    LATER AN UNEXPLODED BOMB WAS FOUND IN A WALLPAPER SHOP IN ROSEMARY STREET, NEAR THE ROYAL AVENUE SHOPPING CENTRE. ARMY BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT WERE CALLED IN TO DISARM IT. THEY DESCRIBED IT AS A SMALL BOMB.

    UNTIL THE EXPLOSIONS, TROUBLE HAD RARELY TOUCHED THE ROYAL AVENUE AND THE DONEGAL ROAD AREAS OF BELFAST.

    MEANWHILE, THE BRITISH PEACEKEEPING TROOPS IN NORTHERN ICELAND, IN A GRIM MOOD AFTER FIVE NIGHTS OF FIGHTING IN THE CITY, HAVE BEEN MOVING IN RAPIDLY WITH SHIELDS, BATONS AND TEAR GAS AT THE FIXED SIGHT OF TROUBLE BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4KEIU2V6U3QRQ3PP61BV6WOKK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KEIU2V6U3QRQ3PP61BV6WOKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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