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Guyana / Death Toll #51840

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1978
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(Studio) Hundreds of additional bodies reported found at Peoples Temple site. Childrens bodies said lying beneath adult bodies. Total deaths by suicide, murder set at 780; count said incomplete. Film shown. [John MOSCATELLI - explains discrepancy between reports with regard to numbers.] Deaths of children reported, described. Film shown. [Survivor OdeIl RHODES - describes first poisonings.] Report of one woman who objected, and treatment received. Airlift of bodies reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Dover AFB, DE) Film of body arrivals shown. Crowding noted. [Defense Department spokesperson Major Bringham SCHULER - reports identification of Jim Jones body by FBI.] Public asked to help with claiming bodies. Tel. number given, read. [Discrepancy between the 2.] Final disposition of bodies reported.
REPORTER: George Strait

(Studio) Iden. of bodies said to take 3 weeks
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Strait, George

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