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Akron / Sewer Explosion #49191

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1977
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(Studio) Explosions in sewer rock west Akron, Ohio, and some families evacuated, as authorities look for reason.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Akron, Ohio) Details of explosion noted; most damage done to Glendale Cemetery, include damage to cemetery supt.'s home. [Fritz WARREN - says 1st thought was to leave in case of 2nd explosion. Is miraculous no one was injured.] Officials say it could be year before all damage repaired. Authorities blame explosions on vandals' release of petroleum naphtha, from Patch Rubber Company, which got into sewer and exploded. Company has been victim of strike for 5 weeks REPORTER: Ron Miller

Reasoner, Harry

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