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Guyana / Death Toll #255629

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1978
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(Studio) Known death toll said now 775. Expected toll said around 800, almost total of Jim Jones' commune. Death of Jones confirmed by body identification.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Georgetown, Guyana) Loading of bagged corpses filmed. Sudden increase in death toll noted. [United States Air Force press ofr. Captain John MOSCATELLI - speaks of error in original count.] Eyewitness Odell Rhodes' account noted. [RHODES - describes first deaths; Jim Jones' actions.] Escape of Rhodes described. [RHODES - tells of going to Kaituma.] Claire Janaro's trip to Guyana reported [JANARO - pleads for help from American people.] Further loading of bodies shown.
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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