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Chicago, Illinois / Nightclub Stampede #721946

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 2003
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(Rockefeller Plaza, New York: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) A human stampede at a crowded Chicago nightclub in which people were crushed to death featured; details given about the fight that triggered the incident and about fire code violations; scenes shown of injured people. [Club patrons Tonita MATTHEWS‡, Antonio FERGUSON‡, DJ Vaughn WOODS††- describe the scene.] [Chicago fire department Commissioner James JOYCE†- says the owner knew he was not to open the second floor.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. Chris BEACH†- explains how crushing causes death.] [Victim’s RELATIVE – comments.]

Williams, Brian;
Avila, Jim

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