• Short Summary

    An explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has damaged the premises of a car-hire firm alleged to have rented out at least one of the cars used in Tuesday's (10 December) rocket attacks on the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

  • Description

    1.
    GV & GV TILT DOWN EXTERIOR Building with shattered windows and general bomb damage (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    SVs Blasted windows and shop signs (4 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    SV INTERIOR ZOOM OUT Office damaged
    0.26

    4.
    GV & MVs EXTERIOR Entrance to building showing heavy bomb damage (4 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    MV PAN & SV People clearing up wreckage PAN TO blown out office front
    0.51

    6.
    SCU Premier Al-Solh speaking to newsmen in Arabic
    1.44



    Initials BB/0205 JW/DW/BB/0215



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has damaged the premises of a car-hire firm alleged to have rented out at least one of the cars used in Tuesday's (10 December) rocket attacks on the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). No one was reported injured.

    The blast came on Wednesday (II December) -- the same day that Lebanon's Prime Minister Rashid Al-Solh announced tougher security arrangements for the city.

    Speaking to newsmen only hours after the latest blast Mr. Al-Solh announced restrictions on car rentals and said car-hire applicants will now have to submit passports to hire firms, which will hand them over to security authorities for approval before a car can be rented.

    He also asked for the restoration of security road blocks in Beirut, which he had suspended only a fortnight before.

    Tuesday's rocket attacks on three PLO offices were mounted from hired cars. They had been rented by men carrying passports apparently issued in Britain, Ireland, West Germany and Mexico.

    Mr. Al-Solh said he had asked the Consuls of the four states concerned to supply photographs of the four people who had hired the cars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D78W5ATL71FM919CPU8IWDT9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D78W5ATL71FM919CPU8IWDT9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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