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Kentucky Nightclub Fire #252362

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 1977
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(Studio) Funerals held for some victims of Southgate, Kentucky, nightclub fire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Southgate, Kentucky) Funeral at Saint Margaret Mary Church for Mrs. Otelia Vollman, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, noted. Death toll revised to 158, as county coroner cites administration error in counting victims; only 7 remain unidentified. [Coroner Dr. Fred STINE - notes officials say no more bodies expected to be found.] Safety of building, as well as cause of fire, being investigated.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) Busboy at club says it was common to empty cigarette butts into table cloths, but has no knowledge of this being done Saturday or of its causing fire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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