• Short Summary

    For unknown reasons, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong gunners have spared Da Nang for nearly a month.

  • Description

    For unknown reasons, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong gunners have spared Da Nang for nearly a month. Then on Wednesday (16 April) 15 Soviet-made rockets and mortar shells burst on South Vietnam's second largest city.

    One rocket plowed into a Shell Oil Company warehouse containing highly inflammable chemicals and lubricating oil. Firemen fought to control the fire throughout the night.

    It could have been a worse disaster. The rocket which struck the Oil plant just missed ten huge gasoline and kerosine storage tanks nearby.

    Da Nang is dotted with United States and South Vietnamese military installations. But in most rocket attacks it is the civilian population that suffers the most. In this attack, six South Vietnamese were killed and forty were injured. Most of the victims were civilians.

    No major city in South Vietnam has withstood as many shellings as Da Nang.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SAE6QR9MP58KHZHSYRAYK4ZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SAE6QR9MP58KHZHSYRAYK4ZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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