A bomb thrown into a Saigon nightclub on Wednesday (15th Sept.) killed eight and seriously injured 16.
GV Ambulance and U.S. troops outside nightclub at night (2 shots)
SV Body is covered with blanket
SV Soldier trying to revive badly wounded (3 shots)
SCU Wounded onto stretcher and into ambulance (6 shots)
SV People outside the nightclub
GV Saigon with nightclub in background the following morning
LV Senator McGovern walks to nightclub with officials
CU McGovern talking to officials about explosion (2 shots)
SV Police and crowds in street
LV McGovern and officials examine wreckage outside nightclub
SV McGovern and party walk past camera
LV People in street opposite nightclub
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Background: 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.