• Short Summary

    A bomb thrown into a Saigon nightclub on Wednesday (15th Sept.) killed eight and seriously injured 16.

  • Description

    A bomb thrown into a Saigon nightclub on Wednesday (15th Sept.) killed eight and seriously injured 16. The attack, thought to be the work of Vietcong sappers, occurred only a block away from the hotel where United States Presidential Candidate, Senator George McGovern, was staying. The Senator went to the scene to inspect the damage and learn of the casualties.

    SYNOPSIS: United States servicemen last Wednesday helped ambulancemen outside a Saigon nightclub attend wounded staff and patrons injured in a bomb blast.

    Eight people died, and 16 were seriously injured by the bomb which exploded when the premises were crowded.

    The bomb, a plastic explosive, had been hurled through a window. The attack was thought to be the work of Viet Cong sappers probably riding through the city motor-cycles.

    The injured were dragged clear of the wreckage by those more fortunate. Crowds surveyed the damage the following morning
    Senator George McGovern, a United State Presidential Candidate, had been staying only a block away from the nightclub and arrived to survey the wreckage with a group of officials.

    With police on hand, and crowds still watching, the Senator examined the debris The explosion had blown out all the windows and left the building's walls sagging. Officials are uncertain of the motive for the attack.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5UAHWRT5VMWDGMHGAYHFOBVK
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5UAHWRT5VMWDGMHGAYHFOBVK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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