• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In Lebanon, four people died and about 30 were injured on Sunday (20 September) when a bomb exploded in a crowded West Beirut cinema.It was the fourth serious explosion in as many days, and took the number of deaths in the bombing to 32.

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    GV EXT Cinema in Beirut PAN TO ambulance.
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    2.
    SV PAN INT Wreckage in cinema.
    0.32

    3.
    SVs Rescuers examining wreckage. (2 SHOTS)
    0.40

    4.
    SV Rubble being cleared.
    0.45

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    GV EXT Street outside cinema.
    0.51

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    SV INT Wounded in hospital.(2 SHOTS)
    1.04

    7.
    SV Injured. (3 SHOTS)
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Lebanon, four people died and about 30 were injured on Sunday (20 September) when a bomb exploded in a crowded West Beirut cinema.It was the fourth serious explosion in as many days, and took the number of deaths in the bombing to 32.

    SYNOPSIS: The cinema explosion followed a telephone call to news media by a man who said the bomb was planted by a group called the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners.Inside the cinema was devastated.In a predominantly Muslim part of the city, it had been crowded with Sunday afternoon filmgoers watching a martial arts picture called 'The Dangerous Man'.Shoes and twisted chairs were strewn across the floor.

    Eyewitnesses said the bomb appeared to have been placed on a seat at the back of the cinema.A fire was sparked off by the explosion.

    The Front for the Liberation of Lebanon said it had been responsible for all four bombings since last Thursday.Little is known about the organisation, although Palestinians have claimed that it is a cover for Israeli agents.

    Walid Jumblatt, leader of the national movements Leftist Alliance, said paid infiltrators were trying to cause panic among the population and sod discord in the ranks of his group.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA74KKNWV12YZWHQ558TH6TMCPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA74KKNWV12YZWHQ558TH6TMCPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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