• Short Summary

    The Dutch Government has ordered an immediate investigation into a bomb explosion at the Soviet Trade Delegation Building in Amsterdam today.

  • Description

    The Dutch Government has ordered an immediate investigation into a bomb explosion at the Soviet Trade Delegation Building in Amsterdam today. The Soviet Union has lodged a protest. The blast wrecked the ground floor, ripped off a balcony and smashed all the windows. A small boy and three adults were injured. An immediate police cordon was thrown around the building and the Soviet Embassy in the Hague. The American consulate nearby was slightly damaged.

    SYNOPSIS: A police cordon has been thrown around the Soviet Trade Delegation Building in Amsterdam following an explosion today. A small boy and three adults were inured as windows and doors were ripped out and a balcony collapsed. The Dutch Government has ordered an immediate investigation.

    The explosion caused damage over a wide area. The windows of the nearby American Consulate were smashed. The Soviet Union has protested to Holland over the incident. The Dutch Foreign Ministry said that the Soviets claimed the attack had been made for political reasons and demanded the arrest and punishment of the attackers. As yet, Dutch police are at a loss to explain the reasons behind the attack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABXCUEW01Z6N1RK57H5D5EY1H5
    Media URN:
    VLVABXCUEW01Z6N1RK57H5D5EY1H5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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