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Twenty years since Waco siege ended in 76 deaths

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 00:44

April 19 - Some 76 members of a religious cult died in a fire that ended a 51-day siege in the Texan town of Waco two decades ago. Lily Grimes reports.

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A fire rages out of control in Texas. But this is April 19th, 1993 in the town of Waco. Seventy-six people died in these flames as an FBI siege of a religious group suspected of firearms violations came to an end after 51 days. Federal agents attempted to flush out the Branch Davidians using teargas and a few hours later the compound was engulfed in flames. The Protestant group's leader David Koresh was among the dead. The FBI says Koresh and other cult members set the fires rather than surrender.

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Twenty years since Waco siege ended in 76 deaths

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 00:44