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Kansas City / Hotel Disaster #278369

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 19, 1981
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(Studio) Current death toll from Friday's disaster at Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel reported; number of investigations underway mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Kansas City, Missouri) Efforts to determine reason for collapse of suspended walkways noted. [Mayor Richard BERKLEY - considers possibility of national building standards changing as result of accident.] Apparent crowding of walkways prior to their collapse discussed. [University of Missouri engineering department spokesperson George HAUCK - says such loads are anticipated in design and construction.] Inability to determine cause at this time cited.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Kansas City, Missouri) City's efforts to cope with tragedy examined; films shown. [Church MBRS. - pray.] Death of Betty and Bill McLane in accident mentioned; photos shown. Police efforts to identification all the victims discussed. [MINISTER - notes uncertainty of life.]

Dean, Morton;
Faw, Bob;
Ferrugia, John

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