• Short Summary

    A TAXI LOADED WITH TNT EXPLODED OUTSIDE SAIGON'S TELEVISION STATION LAST FRIDAY (MAY 3) AND KILLED THREE VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS.

  • Description

    A TAXI LOADED WITH TNT EXPLODED OUTSIDE SAIGON'S TELEVISION STATION LAST FRIDAY (MAY 3) AND KILLED THREE VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS. AT LEAST 25 OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE BLAST.

    AMONG THOSE INJURED WERE FIVE AMERICANS. THE EXPLOSION WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE WORK OF THE VIET CONG. IT HEAVILY DAMAGED THE TELEVISION STATION AND THE NEARBY UNIVERSITY BUILDING. THE STATION IS OWNED BY THE WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE.

    THE TAXI WAS LOADED WITH AN ESTIMATED 120-POUNDS OF TNT AND POLICE SAID THE BLAST SHOOK WINDOWS A MILE AWAY. IT LEFT A CRATER 14-FEET WIDE.

    MANY OF THE INJURED WERE VIETNAMESE WOMEN, WHO WERE RUSHED TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL. IT WAS THE FIRST MAJOR INCIDENT OF ITS TYPE IN SAIGON SINCE THE COMMUNIST LUNAR NEW YEAR OFFENSIVE IN JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7AJ357C2YY0FA7Z95KGO4IW5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AJ357C2YY0FA7Z95KGO4IW5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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