ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Hilary Bowker) Apparent circumstances of toxic gas leak in Cameroon's Lake Nios examined; details given, scenes shown. President Paul Biya's assessment of rescue operation outlined. [Dr. Godfrey FITTON - explains gas' probable composition.] Details illustrated; similar leak on smaller scale recalled. [Voice of agriculture agent David HUGHES - cites health risks from mass deaths.] Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres' arrival with aid team mentioned. [OFFICIAL - asks for international aid.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Voice of United States missionary Dr. Helen Marie SCHMIDT - describes tragedy's current status, its initial stages.] United States reported sending specialists to determine cause as well as some relief aid.
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