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    A BOMB EXPLODED IN SAIGON'S CIVILIAN AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON WEDNESDAY INJURING 46 PEOPLE. THE?

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    A BOMB EXPLODED IN SAIGON'S CIVILIAN AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON WEDNESDAY INJURING 46 PEOPLE. THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED AS A GROUP OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN WERE PREPARING TO FLY HOME FROM THE AIRPORT. THIRTY-FOUR OF THE INJURED WERE AMERICANS.

    THE BOMB HAD BEEN PLANTED ON THE LANDING ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING - DIRECTLY ABOVE A SPECIAL CHECK-IN COUNTER BEING USED BY THE SERVICEMEN. THE BOMB BLASTED HOLES IN THE WALL AND CEILING AND SHATTERED WINDOWS ALL OVER THE BUILDING.

    A UNITED STATES MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE INJURIES WERE ONLY MINOR BRUISES AND SCRATCHES - AND NOBODY WAS SERIOUSLY HURT. THE AIRPORT WAS IMMEDIATELY CLOSED - AND REMAINED SO FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

    SYNOPSIS: TROOPS WERE QUICKLY ON DUTY OUTSIDE SAIGON'S CIVILIAN AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON WEDNESDAY AFTER AN EXPLOSION WHICH INJURED 46 PEOPLE. FOR SOME TIME NEWSMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE KEPT WELL AWAY WHILE SECURITY OFFICERS EXAMINED THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AS A LARGE GROUP OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN WERE PREPARING TO FLY OUT OF THE AIRPORT FOR HOME.

    OFFICIALS SIFTED THROUGH THE WRECKAGE FOR CLUES AS TO HOW THE BOMB WAS PLANTED. LAST OCTOBER A SIMILAR EXPLOSION WRECKED THE AIRPORT RESTAURANT HERE......

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASSURXH8K26BKDU699Q4X30X2
    Media URN:
    VLVAASSURXH8K26BKDU699Q4X30X2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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