• Short Summary

    A bomb outside the main Lusaka post office Tuesday (11 September) killed an Indian couple and injured their 12-year-old son.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Lusaka Main Post Office (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    SV Fire Engine
    0.10

    3.
    TGV & SV wrecked cars being carried away by lorry (2 shots)
    0.27

    4.
    TGV Police and other officials examining area surrounding post office
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    5.
    SV damaged windows (2 shots)
    0.38

    6.
    SV Crowds surrounding place of explosion (2 shots)
    0.53

    7.
    GC Crowds outside Post Office
    0.58



    Initials AE/21.21 AE/21.33



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A bomb outside the main Lusaka post office Tuesday (11 September) killed an Indian couple and injured their 12-year-old son.

    Mr. Ochimanla Vyas, an Asian employed in the Zambian Government's Cultural Services Department, and his wife were killed when Mr. Vyas apparently opened a parcel bomb he had just received at the post office. The explosion completely wrecked their car. Pathik Vyas, the couple's 12-year-old son received leg burns in the explosion, but was reportedly not in danger.

    The bomb blast was the latest in a series which has shaken the Zambian capital recently.

    An explosive device in a parcel delivered to the Chinese Embassy on August 18 killed the wife of a senior Chinese diplomat, according to diplomatic sources. Two weeks earlier a secretary was killed when a similar device shattered a government office.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA18BVDMLHEWA1EJI89QOV62SEI
    Media URN:
    VLVA18BVDMLHEWA1EJI89QOV62SEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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