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    In Jordan two explosions caused damage estimated at GBP70,000 (168,000 dollars) to a phosphate plant on Monday (May 31st).

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    In Jordan two explosions caused damage estimated at GBP70,000 (168,000 dollars) to a phosphate plant on Monday (May 31st). One soldier was killed and two civilian engineers wounded.

    Jordanian authorities have blamed Palestine Commandos for the explosions. One man has been arrested and according to a Jordanian newspaper report he has admitted to being a member of the commando organisation Al Fatah.

    The authorities did not allow cameramen to film the damaged plant until yesterday (Wednesday).

    SYNOPSIS: In Jordan a phosphate plant near Amman has been damaged by two explosions. The authorities have blamed Palestine commandos for the damage which has been estimated at GBP70,000. A soldier was killed and two civilian engineers wounded in the blasts.

    The explosions occurred on Monday but the authorities did not let cameramen film the damaged plant until Wednesday. The plant's manager says production will be reduced by about seven per cent.

    The damage could take up to three months to repair completely. Jordanian authorities have announced that a man has been arrested over the explosions. He is alleged to have confessed that he was a member of the Al Fatah Palestine commando organisation. Meanwhile, workers at the plant are to work an extra four hours a day in an attempt to restore normal production.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECOWVW7ZVR62GDXDXQASBVX0U
    Media URN:
    VLVAECOWVW7ZVR62GDXDXQASBVX0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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