A Bomb Wreaks Havoc in Rangoon

High-ranking South Koreans are killed during a state visit

South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan was running a few minutes late for the wreath-laying ceremony at the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Rangoon last Sunday. As they waited for his arrival, high-ranking South Korean officials chatted quietly with their Burmese hosts. Suddenly, an earsplitting explosion cracked through the one-story building, blowing the center of the roof skyward. Within seconds, a scene suffused with the orderliness of diplomatic protocol was transformed into bloody chaos: smoking ruins, survivors screaming hysterically, others racing frantically from the building to seek help. The toll of the blast, apparently caused...

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