• Short Summary

    A BOMB EXPLOSION ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE U.S.EMBASSY IN CARACAS, JANUARY 22, SHATTERED?

  • Description

    A BOMB EXPLOSION ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE U.S.EMBASSY IN CARACAS, JANUARY 22, SHATTERED WINDOWS IN THE BUILDING AND TORE A TEN FOOT HOLE IN THE ALUMINIUM FACADE.THE BLAST BROKE A WATER MAIN CAUSING WATER TO FLOW THROUGH THE SEVEN STOREY BUILDING AND FLOOD THE LOBBY.DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS, ARMED WITH TOMMY GUNS AND BAYONETS, WERE RUSHED TO THE SCENE AND CROWDS WHO GATHERED TO GAZE AT THE DAMAGE WERE KEPT FIRMLY AT BAY THE UNITED STATES LATER ANNOUNCED IT WOULD NOT MAKE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT TO THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT, AS THEY DID NOT WISH TO DAMAGE THE CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    THE INCIDENT WAS ONE OF SEVERAL IN THE CITY, APPARENTLY TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES CONFERENCE IN URUGUAY.THREE PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES AND THIRTEEN OTHERS WERE WOUNDED IN THE DAY'S OUTBURSTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD39MG1EHT5D4KGWJ76DIPIVS7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD39MG1EHT5D4KGWJ76DIPIVS7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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