NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR health minister reported admitting that civil defense system is not equipped to handle major disasters. Aftermath of earthquake in Armenia noted; death toll given. Report introduced.
(Leninakan, USSR ): Arthur Kent) USSR officials quoted with regard to rescue effort. [British rescue WORKER - comments on situation.] Fears of epidemics in Spitak noted. Swedish team noted rescuing people trapped below department store; details given. [American rescue WORKER - comments on small chance of more survivors.] For. rescuers noted angry that USSR government has ordered them to stop their work in few hrs.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Comments on devastation of Armenians.
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