Scene of explosion at UK Customs Clearance Station, Newry, Co Down, in which 8 people died, nine eventually, when a Provisional IRA bomb exploded prematurely. Among those who died were the three man bombing team, four customs officers and two lorry drivers. The customs clearance station on the main Belfast-Dublin road handled most of the commercial freight between the Rep of Ireland and N Ireland. The incident occured on 22nd August 1972. 197208220443a.
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