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Puerto Rico / Hotel Fire Aftermath #552736

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(San Juan, PR: Kenley Jones) Beginning of investigation into Dupont Plaza Hotel fire here, believed by many to have been work of arsonist(s) linked to hotel's labor dispute with local Teamsters union, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Freda FENNER - recalls another hotel's desk clerk warned them Dupont Plaza would be bombed.] [Roger BRESLIN - notes he recd. similar warning.] [Hotel manager Bruce SHULMAN - denies being warned of New Yr.'s eve bombings.] [Governor Rafael HERNANDEZ COLON - blames hotel management for not warning guests of bomb threats.]

(San Juan, PR: Jim Kaiserski) [Survivors Ivan MIRANDA, Al BIANCO - describe ordeal.] [Dr. Louis IZQUIERDO - cites need for accurate identification of victims.] [Bob BRODOWSKI - doubts family survived.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Hernandez Colon reported now ordering fire safety equipment installed in Puerto Rico hotels.

Jones, Kenley;
Kaiserski, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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