• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, INVESTIGATIONS HAVE SHOWN THAT THE EXPLOSIONS AT THE MY CANH FLOATING RESTAURANT IN SAIGON, IN WHICH 42 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, WERE CAUSED BY MINES FASTENED TO A BICYCLE AND A MOTOR-CYCLE.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, INVESTIGATIONS HAVE SHOWN THAT THE EXPLOSIONS AT THE MY CANH FLOATING RESTAURANT IN SAIGON, IN WHICH 42 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, WERE CAUSED BY MINES FASTENED TO A BICYCLE AND A MOTOR-CYCLE. THE SCENE OF THE EXPLOSIONS WAS VISITED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM.

    OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING LAST FRIDAY NIGHT'S EXPLOSIONS SAID THE FIRST WAS CAUSED BY A MINE ON A BICYCLE PARKED AT A KIOSK NEAR THE RESTAURANT. THE BLAST KILLED 19 PEOPLE INSTANTLY. THOSE WHO ESCAPED FLED DOWN THE GANG-PLANK TO THE BANK JUST AS THE SECOND MINE WENT OFF. THIS HAD BEEN FASTENED TO A MOTOR-CYCLE WHICH HAD BEEN "AIMED" AT THE RESTAURANT.

    OF THOSE KILLED, 13 WERE AMERICANS. NINE WOMEN WERE KILLED, AS WELL AS ONE CHILD. PEOPLE PASSING ON THE PAVEMENT NEAR THE RESTAURANT WERE AMONG THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION. WINDOWS WERE SHATTERED FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS. STAFF AT SAIGON HOSPITALS TOILED THROUGHOUT FRIDAY NIGHT TO ATTEND THE DEAD AND DYING.

    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, WHO INSPECTED THE WRECKAGE YESTERDAY, IS ONE OF THREE TOP AMERICAN OFFICIALS NAMED IN A "DEATH LIST" WHICH IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE VIET CONG. THE LIST WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE NORTH VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY. THE OTHER TWO AMERICANS ARE THE DEPUTY AMBASSADOR, MR. ALEXIS JOHNSON, AND GENERAL WESTMORELAND, THE COMMANDER OF AMERICAN FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQDXR5SS9DBZD427040DMXPTJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADQDXR5SS9DBZD427040DMXPTJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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