A bomb exploded in an underground shopping complex in Johannesburg on Thursday, slightly injuring 16 people.
SV TILT DOWN Carlton Centre.
SV PAN Crowd watching
SV Armed troops
CU PULL BACK TO SV Damaged roof.
SV ZOOM TO CU INT. Damage.
SV Policeman with dog
SV Police and army officers talking PAN TO damaged interior.
SV Eye witness speaking.
EYEWITNESS: "First I thought it was an earthquake or something, after that I knew there was a bomb. We ran out. We could smell dynamite, the air was full of smoke, you could hardly see anything, and we, I, heard screams of people downstairs.
I believe there were a few injured, and that explosion as you can see there is no glass in the window. We were lucky....(indistinct)
REPORTER: "Was there general panic or were people fairly calm?"
EYEWITNESS: "Well, generally the people were fairly calm you know. Most of the shopowners were collecting in a group in the back of the shops.... (indistinct).
REPORTER: "Did you actually see any injured at all?"
EYEWITNESS: "I saw one just being carried out on the stretcher by the ambulance. But I didn't see if she's serious."
The explosion happened in the Carlton Centre, one of Johannesburg's most exclusive shopping areas. It was the second bomb to be planted there in less than a year....last time, a young Black lost an arm when a bomb went off in his hands near the scene of Thursday's blast.
It looked worse, but the damage was not all that serious, and one eye witness said he felt the bomb - planted in a flower pot - had been there mainly for effect.
Police at the scene said they thought the bomb had probably been the work of urban guerrillas...An eye witness told what happened.
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Background: A bomb exploded in an underground shopping complex in Johannesburg on Thursday, slightly injuring 16 people. Ten Whites and six Blacks were reported to have been treated for minor lacerations after the bomb went off outside a travel agent's.