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Nicaragua Earthquake #462098

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 1972
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(Studio) In Managua, Nicaragua, fires still burn 5 days after earthquake destroys city. General Anastasio Somoza, Nicaragua strong man, tells residents still in city they will get food but will be shot for looting.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Managua, Nicaragua) Army blockades city. Trying to get everyone out and let nobody back in. Water and food distribution almost non- existent still, but government at last organizing to restore order. No way to estimate no. bodies buried in rubble. Stench awful. City destroyed.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) Howard Hughes, in Managua during earthquake, now in London, England.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:03:10

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