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    SEVEN ELDERLY SURVIVORS OF THE JONESTOWN CARNAGE LEFT GUYANA TODAY ONE, HYACINTH THRASH, 76, WAS ASLEEP WHEN THE MASS SUICIDE TOOK PLACE.

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    HYACINTH THRASH CARRIED INTO BUS AND PLACED IN SEAT. EXTERIOR CULT HQ IN GEORGETOWN (WHERE MOST OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE CULT LIVED), GUARDS AND TROOPS AROUND THE HQ GROVER DAVIS SURROUNDED BY REPORTERS COMMENTS AS ABOVE. ANOTHER SURVIVOR RAYMOND GODS CHALK, SAYS HE HASN'T MADE ANY PLANS, MUST THINK ABOUT IT FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS. SCENES OF PEOPLE BOARDING PLANE AT AIRPORT. REPORTER ANDRES MITCHELL TO CAMERA (ABOUT 11 SECS). PLANE TAKES OFF.




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    Background: SEVEN ELDERLY SURVIVORS OF THE JONESTOWN CARNAGE LEFT GUYANA TODAY ONE, HYACINTH THRASH, 76, WAS ASLEEP WHEN THE MASS SUICIDE TOOK PLACE. MISS THRASH, WHO IS CRIPPLED, HAD TO BE CARRIED ON TO THE BUS TO THE AIRPORT. SHE HAD BEEN AN ADHERENT OF JIM JONES SINCE HIS START IN INDIANAPOLIS. 79 YEAR OLD GROVER DAVIS, WHO HAD ONLY RECENTLY JOINED THE CULT, SAID HE RAN AND HID IN A DITCH BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO DIE. WHEN ASKED IF HE STILL BELIEVED IN JONES, DAVIS REPLIED, +NO. NOT ANY MORE.+

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7AEH75SU6W5D3TI9BKRNRMBPO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AEH75SU6W5D3TI9BKRNRMBPO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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