• Short Summary

    The first Communist rockets to strike Saigon hit the South Vietnamese capital yesterday (Sunday) just before dawn.

  • Description

    The first Communist rockets to strike Saigon hit the South Vietnamese capital yesterday (Sunday) just before dawn. Five 122mm rockets crashed into city but one failed to explode.

    One hit a road killing two people. Another soared through the roof of the Majestic Hotel on the waterfront, killing a security guard in the newly-completed Presidential suite.

    The one that did the most damage landed in a densely populated area near the National Police headquarters, killing three and wounding fourteen others. A large number of houses were destroyed by the blast and subsequent fire.

    In all, six died and 22 were wounded in the first direct attack on Saigon. A second followed 12 hours later and now fighting is reported within the Saigon city limits.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1RBZJIOSDRRPB3TF6IDFIYRE
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1RBZJIOSDRRPB3TF6IDFIYRE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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