• Short Summary

    TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ELEVEN INJURED, THREE CRITICALLY, WHEN BOMB EXPLOSIONS BADLY DAMAGED THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE RULING PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND A TRADE OFFICE IN GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA, ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ELEVEN INJURED, THREE CRITICALLY, WHEN BOMB EXPLOSIONS BADLY DAMAGED THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE RULING PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND A TRADE OFFICE IN GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA, ON FRIDAY.

    MRS JANET JAGAN, WIFE OF PRIME MINISTER CHEDDI JAGAN, WAS IN FREEDOM HOUSE, THE PARTY'S HEADQUARTERS WHEN ONE OF THE EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED. SHE WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED. THE BOMB WAS IN A PARCEL WHICH WAS THROWN INTO THE ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING. A NEGRO WHO TRIED TO REMOVE IT WAS KILLED WHEN IT EXPLODED.

    THE EXPLOSIONS TOOK PLACE WHILE PRIME MINISTER JAGAN, MR FORBES BURNHAM, THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL CONGRESS LEADER, AND MR PETER DAGUIAR, THE UNITED FORCES LEADER, WERE MEETING IN A NEW EFFORT TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS IN BRITISH GUIANA. THEIR TALKS BROKE UP ABRUPTLY WHEN DR JAGAN RECEIVED A MESSAGE SAYING THAT FREEDOM HOUSE HAD BEEN BOMBED.

    HOUSES NEAR THE HEADQUARTERS WERE ALSO BADLY DAMAGED BY THE EXPLOSION. POLICE USED TEAR GAS ON THE CROWDS WHO QUICKLY GATHERED. FIREMEN AND RESCUE WORKERS HAD TO USE A CRANE TO CLEAR DEBRIS.

    THE OTHER BUILDING DAMAGED BY A BOMB AT THE SAME TIME, WAS THE OFFICE OF THE GIMPLEX TRADING COMPANY, A GOVERNMENT-RUN IMPORT-EXPORT ENTERPRISE. AGAIN A CRANE HAD TO BE USED TO CLEAR WRECKAGE BEFORE RESCUE WORK BEGAN. THE BUILDING, AND A CINEMA AND SHOPS NEARBY WERE ALL BADLY DAMAGED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9GEMP740866KQ8Y8P4V7DWWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9GEMP740866KQ8Y8P4V7DWWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1964
    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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