• Short Summary

    AS ISRAELI MILITARY AUTHORITIES RULE OUT SABOTAGE AS THE CAUSE OF SATURDAY'S (JANUARY 24TH) MYSTERY EXPLOSION IN ANY ARMY AMMUNITIONS LORRY, THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE TRAGEDY TODAY ROSE TO TWENTY.

  • Description

    AS ISRAELI MILITARY AUTHORITIES RULE OUT SABOTAGE AS THE CAUSE OF SATURDAY'S (JANUARY 24TH) MYSTERY EXPLOSION IN ANY ARMY AMMUNITIONS LORRY, THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE TRAGEDY TODAY ROSE TO TWENTY.

    APART FROM THOSE KILLED, FORTY-ONE OTHERS WERE INJURED WHEN THE LORRY EXPLODED IN THE MILITARY SECTION OF THE RED SEA PORT OF EILAT. ONE CAPTAIN AND FIVE CORPORALS WERE AMONG THE DEAD.

    A CONCEALED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WAS AT FIRST THOUGHT TO HAVE CAUSED THE BLAST, BUT OFFICIALS NOW BELIEVE THAT A LOOSE MINE WAS JOSTLED AS THE TRUCK WAS BEING OFFLOADED FROM A TRANSPORT SHIP.

    FIFTEEN OF THE DEAD WERE KILLED OUTRIGHT AND MANY OF THE INJURED WERE AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITALS NORTH OF EILAT.

    THE FIRST OF THE VICTIMS TO BE BURIED WAS CORPORAL ZEEV ZALMAN BOGATH, WHO WAS GIVEN A FULL MILITARY FUNERAL YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT A CEMETERY NEAR TEL AVIV.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABDVRJS20PDTRD2QXF8AVNXHSQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABDVRJS20PDTRD2QXF8AVNXHSQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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