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Texas A&M University / Bonfire Collapse #627675

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(College Station, Texas: Jim Cummins) The investigation into the bonfire logs collapse that killed 11 people at Texas A&M University featured; scenes shown from the accident site and of a previous bonfire erection. [Student Alex JONES - says he heard a "slow rumble."] [Bonfire advisor Rusty THOMPSON - says the center pole will be an important part of the investigation.] [Campus police chief Bob WIATT, Texas A&M President Ray BOWEN - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Kelly O'Donnell) Information about the students killed in the bonfire accident given; 11 photos shown. [At his graduation, Chad POWELL - speaks.] [Fellow STUDENT - talks about Powell.] [Victim Frampton's brother Scott FRAMPTON - says his brother loved the bonfire.] [STUDENT - remembers Jamie Hand.] [MAN - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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