• Short Summary

    POLICE THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA ARE GUARDING POST OFFICES AND OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS AS WELL AS RAILWAY LINES AND POWER STATIONS, AFTER AN EXPLOSION WHICH WRECKED THE FRONT OF A POST OFFICE IN JOHANNESBURG LATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT.

  • Description

    1.
    LV POST OFFICE
    0.05

    2.
    SV POLICE OUTSIDE POST OFFICE
    0.08

    3.
    SV DEBRIS BEING SWEPT UP
    0.15

    4.
    SV ONLOOKERS
    0.17

    5.
    SV PEOPLE WALK OVER DEBRIS
    0.21

    6.
    CU POST OFFICE NOTICE ON DEBRIS
    0.26

    7.
    SV INT. BROKEN WINDOWS
    0.30

    8.
    SV MAN CLEARS UP INSIDE
    0.35

    9.
    SV DAMAGED INTERIOR
    .0.41

    10.
    LLV EXT. POST OFFICE
    0.46



    Initials DR/S/WH/VP DR/S/WH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLICE THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA ARE GUARDING POST OFFICES AND OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS AS WELL AS RAILWAY LINES AND POWER STATIONS, AFTER AN EXPLOSION WHICH WRECKED THE FRONT OF A POST OFFICE IN JOHANNESBURG LATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT. THE AUTHORITIES FEAR A WAVE OF SABOTAGE MAY FOLLOW THE TREASON TRIAL SENTENCES.

    THE EXPLOSION BLEW UP THE FRONT OF THE POST OFFICE IN THE SUBURB OF VREDEDORP, WHICH LEIS ABOUT A MILE FROM THE CENTRE OF THE CITY. THE AREA IS MOSTLY PEOPLED BY INDIANS. THE FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION THREW PEOPLE LIVING NEARBY OUT OF BED.

    POLICE IMMEDIATELY CORDONED OFF THE AREA, AND KEPT OUT PRESSMEN. IN A STATEMENT LATER, POLICE SAID THE BOMB APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN MADE FORM A LENGTH OF PIPE, PIECES OF WHICH FELL ON A NEARBY ROOF. THE POST OFFICE VERANDAH WAS WRECKED, WINDOWS BROKEN AND A TELEPHONE BOOTH DAMAGED. THE MAIN DOOR OF THE POST OFFICE WAS BLOWN IN AND GLASS FLUNG ACROSS THE STREET.

    INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATED IN JOHANNESBURG'S AFRICAN TOWNSHIPS FOR AN AFRICAN WHO WAS SEEN ON THE POST OFFICE VERANDAH SHORTLY BEFORE THE BLAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALG813XPUSGHT2HT94D3XGBCM
    Media URN:
    VLVAALG813XPUSGHT2HT94D3XGBCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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