• Short Summary

    TWO VIET CONG BOMBS EXPLODED IN SAIGON'S CENTRAL POST OFFICE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) KILLING FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURING 19.

  • Description

    TWO VIET CONG BOMBS EXPLODED IN SAIGON'S CENTRAL POST OFFICE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) KILLING FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURING 19. THE ATTACK WAS THE THIRD MAJOR POST OFFICES IN THE CITY WITHIN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

    THE EXPLOSION CAUSED CHAOS IN THE POST OFFICE'S MAIN HALL. THE WOUNDED AND DEAD LAY IN POOLS OF BLOOD ON THE FLOOR WHILE THE LUCKY ONES RAN TERRIFIED FROM THE BUILDING. ONE OF THE DEAD WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN A SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY LIEUTENANT.

    EYE-WITNESSES SAID TWO MEN HAD WALKED INTO THE POST OFFICE WITH PARCELS UNDER THEIR ARMS SHORTLY BEFORE THE DISASTER. THE PARCELS WERE DUMPED ON A COUNTER AND THE MEN RAN OFF. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

    THE EXPLOSION CAME 15 MINUTES AFTER THE POST OFFICE HAD OPENED FOR THE DAY. IT SHATTERED WINDOWS AND CLOCKS AND TORE BIG PIECES OF WOOD FROM COUNTERS. POLICE AND AMBULANCES WERE ON THE SCENE A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE BLAST.

    THIS WEEK IN VIETNAM MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF LAST YEAR'S VIET CONG OFFENSIVE WHEN A RECORD NUMBER OF 562 U.S. SOLDIERS WERE KILLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IXOOVENH7OXU5QIIYN8N7DI3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IXOOVENH7OXU5QIIYN8N7DI3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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