There were more bomb explosions on Monday (12 Feb) in Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland.
GV Shopping centre & bomb explodes (Ashford reporting)
SV Flames leaping from window (2 shots)
SV Ambulances and fire engines arrive
SV Firemen fighting flames
(DIFFERENT LOCATION) SV Debris from bombed electrical firm still burning (3 shots)
ASHFORD: "The explosion was followed by fire and the damage was therefore extensive. The building is in Belfast's main street where it's normally difficult for anyone with a large parcel to evade spot checks by police and troops. Nevertheless, someone managed to deposit a package of between 20 and 50 pounds of explosives on a floor of this shop. The bomb, was discovered 10 minutes before telephone warnings and the area had been cleared. Nobody was hurt. Some hours later a 50 to 100 pound bomb left by a youth and a girl, demolished an electrical firm. When the building was evacuated one man, a fitter, was accidentally left behind. Luckily, he was only dazed and was taken from the wreckage shortly before flames enveloped what left."
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Background: There were more bomb explosions on Monday (12 Feb) in Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland.
One was in Belfast's main street, where, despite security precautions, somebody managed to plant a large parcel of explosives in a shop. It was discovered ten minutes before a telephoned warning, and the area had already bene cleared.
Later, an even bigger bomb demolished an electrical workshop. A warning had been given and the building evacuated, but one man, a fitter, was somehow missed. The building blew up around him yet he was only dazed. Rescuers reached him before flames enveloped what was left of the building.
SYNOPSIS: That explosion on Monday, in Belfast's main street, demolished a shop.
But the area had already been cleared, and nobody was injured.
Normally, it would be difficult for anyone with a large parcel to evade spot checks by police and troops in the area. Yet someone did place a parcel containing between twenty and fifty pounds of explosives inside the building.
Later an even bigger bomb -- between fifty and a hundred pounds -- demolished a motor electrical works. The building had been evacuated except for a young fitter who had been missed in the rush. He was only dazed.