• Short Summary

    A senior Lebanese Government official has appealed to the world for concern for the "inhuman and unbearable suffering facing innocent children and old people," following an explosion in South Lebanon that killed nine children on Saturday (17 May).

  • Description

    A senior Lebanese Government official has appealed to the world for concern for the "inhuman and unbearable suffering facing innocent children and old people," following an explosion in South Lebanon that killed nine children on Saturday (17 May).

    The Director-General of the Lebanese Ministry of Information, Mr. Ramez Khazen, said in Beirut on Saturday that military experts had established beyond doubt that the explosion was caused by an Israeli shell, which landed during a recent Israeli bombardment.

    The explosion occurred at Aitaroun Village, about three miles (five km.) from the Israeli border. It instantly killed seven children between the ages of five and twelve. Two more died of wounds in hospital on Sunday.

    Hospital sources said the condition of three other injured children had shown some improvement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9E4Y0EKMKW4XJN4NV37FQYQKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9E4Y0EKMKW4XJN4NV37FQYQKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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