• Short Summary

    Four civilians were killed and 11 wounded when an explosion shattered a government tax office in Saigon on Monday (May 31).

  • Description

    Four civilians were killed and 11 wounded when an explosion shattered a government tax office in Saigon on Monday (May 31). Police officials said it was caused by a plastic charge planted inside the building by Vietcong terrorists. The blast wrecked half of the two storey building.

    SYNOPSIS: A bomb severely damaged a government tax office in Saigon on Monday. Four people in the building died in the explosion and eleven were injured. Police said the blast was caused by a charge of plastic explosive planted inside the building by Viet Cong terrorists. Many of the injured had to be extricated from the debris.

    The explosion started a fire but a heavy thunderstorm helped prevent it from spreading. Almost half of the two storey building was destroyed. The explosion sprayed sheets of galvanised iron into a nearby street and falling masonry wrecked five motor cars in the building's garage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBW4DJKR6B379RQG4H32X5PMR
    Media URN:
    VLVABBW4DJKR6B379RQG4H32X5PMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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