• Short Summary

    ARMY HELICOPTERS WERE CALLED IN TODAY (24 APRIL) TO PATROL WATER AND ELECTRICITY LINES IN NORTHERN IRELAND FOLLOWING THE EARLY-MORNING EXPLOSION WHICH SHATTERED A NEW PIPELINE CARRYING WATER TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF BELFAST.

  • Description

    1.
    MV TO CU WOMAN FILLING KETTLE FROM STREET TAP
    0.08

    2.
    MV WOMAN AT STREET CARRYING TUB FOR WATER
    0.16

    3.
    MV TO CU OTHER FILLING BUCKETS FORM TAPS IN STREET
    0.21

    4.
    CU TAP WATER RUNNING INTO TUB
    0.25

    5.
    MV OTHER GETTING WATER
    0.29

    6.
    MV CHILDREN CARRYING WATER AWAY IN STREETS (2 SHOTS)
    0.38

    7.
    CU TO LV WOMEN CARRYING TUBS ACROSS STREET
    0.43

    8.
    MV STORMBOUND PAN DOWN TO MINISTER
    0.48

    9.
    MV MINISTER SOF STARTS:
    1.47

    10.
    LV BELFAST
    1.53


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 9: PORTER: "AS MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND I HAVE JUST BEEN ATTENDING OF THE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND CABINET, WHICH WAS HELD TO CONSIDER ADDITIONAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS FOLLOWING THE EXPLOSION ON A BELFAST WATER MAIN THIS MORNING."



    "THIS EXPLOSION HAS INTERFERED WITH THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BELFAST AREA, AND AS A RESULT EXTENSIVE ADDITIONAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN, WHICH WILL INVOLVE THE USE OF HELICOPTER PATROLS, ADDITIONAL MOBILE PATROLS ON THE ROADS, AND AUGMENTATION OF ARMY UNITS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN GUARDING VITAL POINTS IN THE AREA."



    "AS FAR AS THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT IS CONCERNED, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SAY WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACT, BUT POLICE INQUIRIES AND FORENSIC INQUIRIES HAVE BEEN PROCEEDING SINCE FIRST LIGHT. INVESTIGATIONS ARE STILL TAKING PLACE, AND IT IS HOPED THAT IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO JUSTICE".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ARMY HELICOPTERS WERE CALLED IN TODAY (24 APRIL) TO PATROL WATER AND ELECTRICITY LINES IN NORTHERN IRELAND FOLLOWING THE EARLY-MORNING EXPLOSION WHICH SHATTERED A NEW PIPELINE CARRYING WATER TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF BELFAST. THE DECISION WAS TAKEN AT AN EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND CABINET, AND DETAILS WERE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS BY MR. ROBERT PORTER, THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS.

    THE EXPLOSION, THE SECOND ACT OF SABOTAGE WITHIN WEEK AGAINST A WATER-MAIN SUPPLYING THE CITY, HAS LEFT BELFAST EXTREMELY SHORT OF WATER, AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE TODAY COLLECTING WATER IN KETTLES AND BUCKETS FROM EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN THE STREETS.

    AS WELL AS THE HELICOPTER PATROLS, MEASURES WERE TAKEN TO STRENGTHEN THE HARD-PRESSED NORTHERN IRELAND POLICE BY CALLING UP SPECIAL CONSTABLES (RESERVE POLICE), TO GUARD AGAINST FURTHER ACTS SABOTAGE.

    HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER ROBERT PORTER MADE HIS STATEMENT OUTSIDE STORMBOUND, THE NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT BUILDING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE8X4U04QWD4W1WE97JHPQPXBM
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8X4U04QWD4W1WE97JHPQPXBM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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