• Short Summary

    A FRESH SPATE OF BOMB SCARES STRUCK HONG KONG ON WEDNESDAY (20TH SEPTEMBER), WHEN, IN A SERIES OF INCIDENTS ALL OVER THE COLONY, TRAMS IN THE WANCHAI DISTRICT WERE HELD UP AFTER TWO OBJECTS -- LATER FOUND TO BE RICE BOWLS -- WERE PLACED ON THE LINES.

  • Description

    A FRESH SPATE OF BOMB SCARES STRUCK HONG KONG ON WEDNESDAY (20TH SEPTEMBER), WHEN, IN A SERIES OF INCIDENTS ALL OVER THE COLONY, TRAMS IN THE WANCHAI DISTRICT WERE HELD UP AFTER TWO OBJECTS -- LATER FOUND TO BE RICE BOWLS -- WERE PLACED ON THE LINES.

    ARMY AND POLICE AMMUNITION EXPERTS WERE KEPT BUSY TACKLING HOME-MADE BOMBS, ONE OF WHICH WAS HOUSED IN AN OLD PAIR OF SHOES WRAPPED IN A PARCEL.

    WHILE THE EXPERTS WERE EXPLODING AND EXAMINING THE BOMBS, POLICE, SOME IN PLAIN CLOTHES, SEARCHED NEARBY SIDE STREETS AND ALLEYS. SOME MEN WERE DETAINED BUT LATER RELEASED.

    ELSEWHERE IN THE COLONY EXPERTS SAFELY DETONATED AT LEAST FOUR BOMBS. ONE MAN WAS KILLED IN A BOMB BLAST AND ABOUT 21 -- INCLUDING SEVEN CHINESE POLICEMEN -- WERE INJURED DURING THE NIGHT. MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE CAUSED BY SPLINTERS FROM BOMBS.

    POLICE ACROSS THE HARBOUR IN KOWLOON RECEIVED NINE REPORTS OF SUSPECTED BOMBS, BUT ONLY ONE GENUINE BOMB, PLANTED OUTSIDE A POLICE STATION, WAS FOUND.

    YESTERDAY, (THURSDAY) A BRITISH ARMY BALLISTICS EXPERT LOST TWO FINGERS FROM HIS LEFT HAND WHEN THE BOMB HE WAS EXAMINING BLEW UP. HE WAS THE FIFTH ARMY BALLISTICS EXPERT INJURED TO DATE, WHILE DEALING WITH BOMBS DURING THE FOUR-MONTH-OLD CAMPAIGN BY PRO-PEKING CHINESE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6N8VVR0CWB4KYN709ACVK7Y4N
    Media URN:
    VLVA6N8VVR0CWB4KYN709ACVK7Y4N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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