• Short Summary

    Egypt accused Israel of killing 70 civilian factory workers in a bombing raid yesterday (Thursday) on a metal industry plant at Abou Zabal 20 miles North East of Cairo.

  • Description

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    GV Bombed factory
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    GV Above
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    SV PAN Wrecked building
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    LV Above building
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    GV PAN Wrecked building & rubble
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    SV PAN Another wrecked building with debris in F/G
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    GV Tangled wreckage
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    GV Men in F/G - wrecked shed in B/G
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    SV PAN another wrecked building
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    GV TILT UP factory truck with fractured window
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    CU Bomb crater
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    SV Dead camel near trucks
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    SV Smouldering truck
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    CU Corpse
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    CU Another ditto
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    CU Ditto
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    MV Int. injured man in hospital bed TILT TO bandaged lag
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    CU Badly burnt face of another men
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    CU badly injured man
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    CU Ditto
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    MV Another man with bandage lead
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    Initials SAW/VS/JF/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Egypt accused Israel of killing 70 civilian factory workers in a bombing raid yesterday (Thursday) on a metal industry plant at Abou Zabal 20 miles North East of Cairo.

    The raid, which was described by an Israeli statement as a technical error which resulted in bombs being dropped outside the target area, came as President Nasser was about to open talks in Cairo with the leaders of Libya and Sudan.

    After the raid the Israeli Defence Minister, General Moshe Dayan, sent urgent messages to Egypt saying that a delayed-action bomb may have been dropped in a civilian area near Cairo.

    The bombing also wounded 100 civilians according to Cairo and casualties were the biggest civilian death toll in a single raid since the June war of 1967, About 2,000 workers had just started work at the time of the raid which completely destroyed two of the factory units -- the maintenance workshop and the power plant.

    Casualties were taken to nearby hospitals and a hospital director said that some of the dead and wounded showed signs of napalm burns. Grim-faced relatives crowded the hospital corridors.

    The Israeli planes, said by Arab sources to be United States-made Phantoms, dropped five napalm bombs and several delayed action bombs, according to officials at the factory, Egyptian army engineers defused the time bombs lying in the rubble of the plant.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM8FMO804C9C7L0U67RLM8CSW
    Media URN:
    VLVADM8FMO804C9C7L0U67RLM8CSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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