• Short Summary

    MILAN WAS A CITY IN MOURNING TODAY AS MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO THE 14 VICTIMS OF LAST FRIDAY'S BOMB EXPLOSION IN ONE OF THE CITY'S BANKS.

  • Description

    MILAN WAS A CITY IN MOURNING TODAY AS MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO THE 14 VICTIMS OF LAST FRIDAY'S BOMB EXPLOSION IN ONE OF THE CITY'S BANKS. FLAGS FLEW AT HALF MAST THROUGHOUT MILAN AND SHOPS AND BUSINESS HOUSES WERE CLOSED TO ALLOW WORKERS TO ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF THE VICTIMS.

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE IN THE MILAN CATHEDRAL TO HEAR THE SERVICE AND A MASSIVE CROWD OUTSIDE LISTENED TO THE PROCEEDINGS ON LOUDSPEAKERS. INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS CRIED SOFTLY AS CARDINAL GIOVANNI COLOMBO, ARCHBISHOP OF MILAN, LAMENTED THAT, "THE HAND OF CAIN HAS AGAIN STRUCK OUR INNOCENT BROTHERS". AFTER BLESSING EACH OF THE 14 COFFINS, CARDINAL COLOMBO MOVED TO CONSOLE THE RELATIVES FOLLOWED BY THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. MARIANO RUMOR, WHO WAS WEEPING.

    CARABINIERI IN PLUMED HELMETS AND CEREMONIAL BLUE UNIFORMS LED THE PROCESSION OUT OF THE CATHEDRAL BEARING HUGE WREATHS. THEN DECIDED NOT TO ARRANGE A PROCESSION THROUGH CITY STREETS TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY OF DEMONSTRATIONS.

    MORE THAN 90 PEOPLE ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE EXPLOSION. PRIME MINISTER RUMOR CALLED ON SOME OF THE INJURED AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE.

    POLICE INQUIRIES INTO THE EXPLOSION ARE CONTINUING. A REWARD OF 50 MILLION LIRE, (33 THOUSAND POUNDS) HAS BEEN OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA6YLGCINB7AFRTOQQNJPU0ATU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6YLGCINB7AFRTOQQNJPU0ATU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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