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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.
(San Juan, PR: Peter Van Sant) Aftermath of fire at Dupont Plaza Hotel here, believed set by arsonist(s), examined; details given, scenes shown. [WITNESS, casino director Joe MENDES - describe scene.] [SURVIVOR - blames management for ignoring bomb threats immediately prior to fire.] [Survivor Ed COHN - describes his injuries.] [SURVIVOR - attributes their survival to own actions.]
(San Juan, PR: Juan Vasquez) Basis of authorities' belief that fire may have been deliberately set as result of hotel management's dispute with Teamsters local discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Governor Rafael HERNANDEZ COLON - notes casino personnel were warned of pending disaster.] Union's response to allegations mentioned; FBI and Treasury Department investigators said arriving for inquiry. [Hotel employee David CARRASQUINO - claims casino manager ordered doors closed when fire began.]
- Kuralt, Charles;
- Van Sant, Peter;
- Vasquez, Juan
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