• Short Summary

    AN ISRAELI SOLDIER AND THE CIVILIAN DRIVER OF A BUS WERE KILLED ON FRIDAY WHEN THE BUS RAN OVER AN EXPLOSIVE CHARGE ON A ROAD NEAR THE ISRAELI BORDER WITH JORDAN. 12 SOLDIERS WERE ALSO INJURED IN THE INCIDENT.

  • Description

    AN ISRAELI SOLDIER AND THE CIVILIAN DRIVER OF A BUS WERE KILLED ON FRIDAY WHEN THE BUS RAN OVER AN EXPLOSIVE CHARGE ON A ROAD NEAR THE ISRAELI BORDER WITH JORDAN. 12 SOLDIERS WERE ALSO INJURED IN THE INCIDENT.

    THE BUS, WHICH WAS CARRYING ISRAELI TROOPS, WAS CROSSING A CULVERT ON THE ROAD, WHICH RUNS BETWEEN ZEMACH AND EL HAMMA, WHEN THE MINE EXPLODED. IT WAS APPARENTLY DETONATED ELECTRONICALLY, BY A WIRE LEADING ACROSS THE YARMUK RIVER, WHICH FORMS THE BORDER WITH JORDAN.

    EYE WITNESSES SAID THAT AFTER THE EXPLOSION, THE DRIVERS LOST CONTROL, AND THE BUSH CRASHED THROUGH A FENCE INTO A 150 YARD (METRES) DEEP RAVINE ONTO AN ISLET IN THE YARMUK.

    GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, ISRAEL'S DEFENCE MINISTER, VISITED THE SCENE OF THE INCIDENT WITH OTHER HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS.

    ISRAELI AIRCRAFT AND TANKS LATER BOMBARDED MILITARY TARGETS IN JORDAN.

    THE CASUALTIES FROM THE BUS WERE TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL, ALREADY CROWDED WITH SOLDIERS INJURED IN THE HEAVY FIGHTING IN THE AREA IN RECENT MONTHS. ON THE SAME ROAD, TWO BUSES WERE AMBUSHED A FEW MONTHS AGO. AND AT YARDENA, A FEW MILES EAST OF EL HAMMA IN THE BEISAN VALLEY, THE VILLAGE WAS HIT HOURS AFTER THE BOMB INCIDENT BY A ROCKET ATTACK FROM ARAB GUERRILLAS. ISRAELI REPORTS SAY ONLY ONE WOMAN WAS INJURED IN THE FIVE MINUTE ONSLAUGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABOXA1WOP0QN0WE477SZTIF766
    Media URN:
    VLVABOXA1WOP0QN0WE477SZTIF766
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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