- Title: IRAQ: LATEST FROM WRECKAGE OF U.N. HEADQUARTERS IN IRAQ.
- Date: 21st August 2003
- Summary: (U6) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AUGUST 20, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. LV: U.N. HEADQUARTERS 0.05 2. GV/MV: SOLDIERS GUARDING U.N. HEADQUARTERS (2 SHOTS) 0.16 3. LV/GV: RESCUE OPERATIONS, NIGHT SHOTS (6 SHOTS) 1.06 4. GV: AMBULANCES NEARBY (3 SHOTS) 1.31 5. GV: SOLDIERS OUTSIDE U.N. HEADQUARTERS (2 SHOTS) 1.46 6. CU: U.N. FLAG 1.51 7. GV/LV: RESCUE OPERATIONS, DIGGERS AT BOMB SITE (4 SHOTS) 2.19 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: Rescue workers have found another body in
the ruins of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
Rescuers hunted survivors and hauled bodies from the
ruins of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on
Wednesday (August 20), after a truck bomb attack killed at
least 20 people and left many others buried under the
The top U.N. envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was
among those killed in Tuesday's (August 19) suspected
suicide bombing, the most devastating attack on a U.N.
civilian complex in the world body's 58-year history. No
group has claimed responsibility.
More than 24 hours after the blast, rescue workers
found another body on Wednesday evening. More corpses and
possible survivors were still in the collapsed building,
officials said. At least 100 people were wounded in the
Paul Bremer, Iraq's American governor and an anti-terrorism
expert, said the main suspects were groups linked to Osama
bin Laden's al Qaeda network and supporters of Saddam Hussein.
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