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Kentucky Nightclub Fire #252486

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1977
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(Studio) 2 more bodies are found in ruins of nightclub in Southgate, Kentucky, destroyed by fire on Saturday Reason for fire not yet known. There's controversy with regard to state inspector's findings on club's safety.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Southgate, Kentucky) State senate Tom Easterly says fire marshal Warren Southworth withheld evidence that Beverly Hills Supper Club was firetrap. [SOUTHWORTH - denies recing. reports, prior to fire, indicating building not safe.] Survivors say club packed beyond capacity on Saturday [Randall ROSS - says either person responsible for allowing crowd or fire marshal did bad job in passing it as safe.] [Perry HALL - says club had nothing in it to help retard blaze.] Some survivors consider legal action.
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint

Cronkite, Walter;
Poussaint, Renee

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