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Guyana / Death Toll #496789

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1978
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(Studio) Rise of death estimate at Jonestown, Guyana, to 780 reported Earlier estimate said made by Guyanese; new estimate by United States troops. 100's escapees said no longer an issue. Mass suicide pondered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dover AFB, DE) Film shown of bodies shipped back to US. Efforts to iden. bodies reported Body of Jim Jones said positively identified. Cleaning of metal shipping boxes for reuse reported, filmed. Extent of airlift reported.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(San Francisco, California) Charles Garry news conference reported Film shown. [GARRY - remarks on mbrs.' dwindling hopes that relatives survived.] Temple mbrs.' efforts to account for Guyana members reported State Department role noted. [Mbr. Jean BROWN - believes ideals of Temple will continue] Some mbrs.' belief that Temple can't survive minus Jones' leadership noted.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Lewis, Meredith;
Simpson, Carole

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