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    WELKOM, ORANGE FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police said on May 22 they suspected sabotage in an explosion that damaged buildings above a gold mine near Welkom in the Orange Free State.

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    1. GV & SV Mine. (2 SHOTS) 0.06
    2. GVs Workers cleaning up debris. (5 SHOTS) 0.30
    3. GVs & SVs Damage to offices near mine, debris scattered, cracked wall, and workers cleaning up. (6 SHOTS) 0.52
    4. GV Mine with damage in foreground. 0.57
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    Background: WELKOM, ORANGE FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police said on May 22 they suspected sabotage in an explosion that damaged buildings above a gold mine near Welkom in the Orange Free State. No one was injured in the blast which tore through the mine's planning offices shortly after nightfall on May 21. The offices were completely wrecked. A mine spokesman estimated damage at about 100,000 rand (79,000 US dollars) but said production had not been affected. The Anglo-American Corporation, who own the mine, said they suspected sabotage because it was a rule not to store explosives in the area. Despite its name, Anglo-American is a South African based multi-national corporation. The same mine has been target of three other unexplained explosions already this year. No one has claimed responsibility for the latest explosion. However, observers point out that the banned African National Congress (ANC), which is committed to ending white minority rule in the country, had admitted to many acts of sabotage in the past.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96LRR8V77QEGXRGP87365CWAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA96LRR8V77QEGXRGP87365CWAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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