• Short Summary

    Four rockets fired into Saigon by the Vietcong on Monday (november 2nd) killed seven Vietnamese civilians and damaged or destroyed seven buildings.

  • Description

    Four rockets fired into Saigon by the Vietcong on Monday (november 2nd) killed seven Vietnamese civilians and damaged or destroyed seven buildings.

    The attack, which came on the seventh anniversary of the death of former President Diem, was the first on Saigon in more than three months.

    The rockets attack came in the early morning. One missile landed near the central market, some 50 yards from Independence Palace where president Thieu lives. Another crashed into a dockside area killing five and wounding two. The others exploded in the banking and commercial district and in Saigon's ninth district.

    Following an old tradition, food was lain beside some of the bodies, as nourishment for the souls.

    A few hours later several thousand marched through the heavily guarded streets taking flowers to the unmarked grave of Diem. Similar ceremonies have been held in past years but this was the biggest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZWEC6A8FHOF2A8KVYAR10RU3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZWEC6A8FHOF2A8KVYAR10RU3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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