CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/20/1954

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10 WHILE CROSSING BRIDGEILES OUT OF PUERTO BARRIOS NEAR VILLAGE OF CASTENDA, TRAINARS TEMPORARILY TJELAYED DUE EXPLOSION ON RAIL. TRAIN STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND CREW EXAMINED RAILS FINDING ONE CHARGE EXPLOSIVE STILL UNEXPLODED ON ONE RAIL. SECOND CHARGE ON OTHER RAIL IS ONE KHICH CAUSED EXPLOSION. ONE RAIL SLIGHTLY SPLIT,IES BLOWN OFF. UNEXPLOEED BOMB IN POSSESSION MINISTER EEFENSE WHO ARRIVED AT SCENE SHORTLY AFTER EXPLOSION TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION.

2, DAMAGE REPAIRED IMMEDIATELY AND TRAIN PROCEEDED ACROSS BRIDGE- MEANWHILE MOTOR CAR BROUGHT FROM ENTRE CITY WHICH PRECEDED TRAIN INTO CAPITAL ACTING AS ESCORT AND PROTECTOR. OTHER THAN UNEXPLOEED CHARGE IN POSSESSION SANCHEZ, NO OTHER CLUES.

TRAINARS LEAVE PUERTO BARRIOS NOONAY. SOURCE

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