• Short Summary

    A WAVE OF VIETCONG TERRORIST BOMBINGS IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY BROUGHT DEATH TO 15 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FOUR CHILDREN.

  • Description

    A WAVE OF VIETCONG TERRORIST BOMBINGS IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY BROUGHT DEATH TO 15 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FOUR CHILDREN.ANOTHER 38 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FOUR CHILDREN.ANOTHER 38 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN ONE OF THE WORST SINGLE-DAY BOMB ON RECORD.

    NINE DEATHS RESULTED FROM THE EXPLOSION OF A SHRAPNEL MINE IN A CROWDED STREET OUTSIDE SOUTH VIETNAM'S NATIONAL STADIUM.

    THE MINE, FITTED WITH A PRE-SET TIMING DEVICE, BLEW UP JUST AS POLICE RECRUITS WERE LEAVING THE STADIUM FOR LUNCH.

    FIVE RECRUITS WERE KILLED -- THE OTHER DEAD WERE THREE SCHOOLCHILDREN AND A TWO-YEAR-OLD BABY.THE DETONATION BLEW A CRATER 25 FEET (7 1/2 METRES) SQUARE AND 18 INCHES (45 CENTIMETRES) DEEP IN THE PAVEMENT.

    SEVEN HOURS LATER, A BOMB EXPLODED IN A TAXI OUTSIDE A MULTI-STORIED BILLET OCCUPIED BY AMERICAN SERVICEMEN.THE TAXI-DRIVER, AN AMERICAN AND TWO VIETNAMESE WOMEN WERE KILLED.

    YET ANOTHER BOMB BLASTED THE BILLET ITSELF, KILLING TWO VIETNAMESE.EIGHT OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO AMERICANS WERE INJURED.

    THE FIRST EXPLOSION OCCURRED AFTER THE TAXI COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER CAR.APPARENTLY THE DRIVER WAS CARRYING THE PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE, WHICH WAS SET OFF ON IMPACT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOPFMO47X283OCWGNP7JYK1TX
    Media URN:
    VLVADOPFMO47X283OCWGNP7JYK1TX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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