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Planes Rushing Blood, Medicine To Stricken Area
Red Cross, Salvation Army Giving ReliefRefugees Are-Housed
By Associated Press Aid within the power and resources of the United States Army, the U. S. Navy, the American Red Cross, the state of Texas, thr Salvation Army, and thousands of persons who Canted to help were offered Texas Aid Rushed by Tlanes Airplanes bearing doctors, nurses relief workers, blood plasma, moi phme and even embalming f l u i i jammed the p-ir over the small air port of t h e town Wednesday with in a few hour.-; a f t e r the first ex pinion bounded Die alarm of dis a^rer F-om Washington Chief of Staf Pwirht D. Eisenhower offered Go\ Beauford Jester of Texas any ni< v-ithm the power of the U. S Army At San Antonio. Gen. Jona Tnp.r. vVamwricrht. commanding pen era! of the Fourth Army, sent 3 and a convoy of 40 trucks ambulances and mobile mess kit ch»r.s to the area. rrom Barksdale field, La., Lt Gen. John K. Cannon, command me n-eneral of the training com mand. instructed all Army Ail forces training command in'ntalla tior.s in the Southwest to provide all possible assistance. Na-vy Is Sendintr Help The Eighth Naval district head quarters at New Orleans rushed aid by plane from New Orleans Oranre. Dallas, and Corpus Christ r.aval installations. The 500-bec Naval hospital at Fort Crockett near Halveston and a 700-ber Naval hospital near Houston were ordered made available. In Washington, the American Tied Cross ordered $250.000 get x'ide for disaster relief and aa•"jr-fi .".0 workers to the area rh?.;rman Basil O'Connor adviser! .Tps;<-r i h n t more money will be F-vpilaM" if needed. Th" Coast Guard ordered rutt«r« in the vicinity to aid waterfront worV. Blf>od Plasma. Tenieillin Commercial airlines announced they were sending special planes bearing blood plasma, penicillin and •workers at their own expense. The state of Texas sent hundreds of helpers and stood ready for any ca!'. for help. In Washing-ton, the Federal Comm'jr.ic-ations commission authorised an emergency amateur radio network to help handle communicator? Telephone workers on strike -•e-;:-ned to work In the town. Bv n i g h t f a l l Wednesday, relief ••ffr-r-f were beginning to fall into a n-i**r*-n. Tn? Red Cros« had set up ean•e-ns. Houston had 2200 beds :eady. Two plane loads of cots j_nd Nankef had arrived from T ort Worth for emergency use. Galveston arranged to house and f**i refugees in the city's schools •whiT 0 all volunteers were rushed to Texas Citv. Salvation Army at Work The Salvation Armv at Houston e-vabhshed an emergency feeding, «'ation in the Lutheran church at Texas City and sent 30 uniformed r.^!r>ers. Blood plasma hv pounds that "-o'j-.-od to ton<! wai coming in. <"""=>.* rna«ks officials hnd requested '-, ft*-,- ?,' noisnnous iras wore sent. •-1 helmets, fire trucks—anything "

Roaring Flames, Billowing Smoke . . . and Destruction and Death in Texas City

714 Known Victims Of Major Disaster
200 Believed Buried Under Debris; Second Ship Explodes at Docks Early This Morning
BY ROBERT E. BROWN TEXAS CITY, Tex., April 17 (UP).-While firemen fought at least eight raging oil fires today in this shattered Texas Gulf coast industrial town which wa* rocked by new blasti —one of which disintegrated another freighter at the docks national headquarters of the Red Cross reported today 714 were known dead in the Texas City explosions. This figure does not include, the Red Cross said, approximately 200 dead "believed" to be buried in the debris along the city s waterfront where the first blast occurred. The information, headquarters said, came from John C. Wilson of St. Louis, manager of the Red Cross midwestern area, who is receiving reports from organization workers here. More than 3000 were injured, the Red Cross, reported, in one of the grim tragedies of American disaster history. Order gradually was being restored, the Red Cross said. MORE THAN 400 BODIES COUNTED But no casualty figures could be much better than a guess. Mere than 400 bodies had been counted. Not until the flame* subside could the thousands of rescue workers hope to reach other bodies—perhaps scores, perhaps hundreds—in the waterfront ruins. „ .The vast Monsanto Chemical company plant, left * ruined shell," may hold the fate of many persons, official* said. About 800 were working there Wednesday morning when a French freighter loaded with nitrates blew up, throwing chunks of steel for miles and setting off the chain of blasts and fire. The fate of crewmen aboard the French Lines ship Grand Carnp and the American freighter High Flyer, which was torn to bits by an explosion today—16 hours after the Grand Camp explosion—was unknown. First word that any aboard tha French ship had survived came from the French Lines office in New York, which said that at least five were alive, two of them critically injured. J. C. Trahan, mayor of this town which Wednesday had 18,000 inhabitants of whom half already had fled, said he believed all danger of_further major explosions had passed. Eight Oil Fires Counted But United Press correspondents, peering from the shattered windows of an upper story of the city hall—above which a United States flag hung at half staff—could sec at least eight big oil fires sending their tall flames, lopped with pillars of black smoke, into the sky. A north wind blew the smoke and noxious fumes out over Galveston bay, and helped to keep the flames from spreading inland. Of it, Deputy Mayor J. H. Hill said: "The Lord is on our side." But he emphasized that: "We are not out of the wood* yet."

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Flood of Condolence Messages Is Received

Tentative List Of Casualties
TJEXAS CITY, Tex., April i,

(UP).—Identified dead in the Texas Gen. Eisenhower Assures Gov. Jester Army Will Send PORT NECHES. April 1 7._Twcnt y -two members of the City disaster follows: All Aid Needed; Georgia, London, Paris Offer Sympathy Fred Brumley, of Pclly, Tex., oe- pipefmcrs (AFL) local of Beaumont will establish a picket

Strike Is Closing Plant of Goodrich

the Goodrich Rubber plant here Friday morning, throwing approximately 500 employes out of work. I'lanl, C'lo.sing Down Work of shutting the plant down vate citizens and officials both ii Benny LaSalle, about 35 (tentain "an orderly mannei" began totho United States and abroad. tive identification), Thomas A. Woday al, noon following a conference mack, Arturo Torres, a, three-yearArmy Aid Assured between company officials and repold girl thought'to be the daiightei resentatives of the AFL and CIO Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, in of Arturo Torres, the Rev. Father unions in the plant. T • I • message received by Gov Beau William Roach, Texas City. (In- Former Port Arthuran tord H Jester The maintenance of membershi (An!flhi Wednesday nigb jured in tho explosion, died at MaWas in Dock Area at Time clause in the union's I VlliUIII after his return bv plane f i o m th rine, hospital, Galveston.) contract i Supplies of foamite, a chemical of especial value in fight•* Texas City area, mud: said (o be the p i i n c i p a l point o ing oil fires, were rushed into the area by truck and boat from Fred T. Liittr-inun, 3-l-yom-olc di.sngreonienl with the 1C. 10. May. T. B. Wurron, Fiiink Mexico City Attorney pipefitters, "I o f f e r deepest condolence Ii Itamliill, ,| .|ih ncWiflo Meek, cliomir.-il engineer n n < l ] lm j;-lii m lw vou and Ihe people of Texas in rcHulonl. of P o i l A r l l n i r , was one Tha Oondrich plant, f u r n i s h o Baylown and Houston. There was a report that dynamita To Be Main Speaker this tragedy, f am informed tha (.oimiles Gareia, Gregory H. JVrez, of the persons killed m Ihe imtiu steam, water and power for Ih might be used to halt the flames if they spread further. A n t o n i o A. Garunzuay, Robprt Lee Knestone and Nechos Butane prod The a n n u a l Junior Chamber of uen. Wainwright is already in Smith, Isaac Burton °G<iar, George blast at Texas City Wednesday ucts The town was calm, and concern of most remaining resiplants,, neither of which wii with and is sending assis G r a m m i e r s Funeral home be closed as unionists agreed t dents centered around the high school gymnasium, where tha Commerce _"Pan-Americanism" ban- touch tancc. As chief of staff of th< William of Galveston, Delao Lncie morning sent an ambulance Lo relui-n the quet will be held at Pleasure pier Army I assure you that wo an Salazar, V. D. Nicte. George F. Demaintain thase services, it wa yellow-tagged bodies of the dead lay in long rows for identifibody, one of the few identified, lo said. C. O. Wells, H. K. Welch. .onight at 8 o'clock, with more than willing and anxious to give an> boer, Port Arthur today. Earl Clinton. Jesse Jones, Anden aid within our power and resouices About 300 of the maintenance am cation by relatives. 250 persons expected to hear Fran Do Mr. Lutteman, an employe of. the operating Edwards, F. J. Armatta ol Lissie, not Hesitate to call on us." employes are members Damage Estimated up to $125,000.000 Cisco Dona Paz, prominent Mexico Henri Bonnet, French ambassa- Tex., Lee Rivers, Alfred B. Couch, Republic Refining company, had of the Oil Workers Internationa Hill reported that 99 per cent of homes in Texas City had City attorney, principal speaker dor to the United States, telegraph- Hugh P. C. Voiles, E. J. Katemarke firone to the dock area to warn •• of the clanger when the ed, "I am deeply moved by the Mrs. Pearl David, Fred Womaek, spectators been damaged, and that half the town's population had fled "or the occasion. of Kind Knight Gilmase, Charles explosion occurred, family which has struck Texas, Cliiirles from the holocaust. W. Piladsal. eained. Paz will be accompanied by Raul ragedy Some 2000 employes work at the •ity and I want to expiess to you Was Native of City hiee plants, which constitute the iarcia Viclal of Mexico City, first my prolound sympathy for the vic- T. 11. Westhrook oJ! Gladowater, Damage was estimated at $125,000,000 or more as ships, Mward Austin, Greogry Amitonio, A native of Port Arthur Mr biggest synthetic rubber operation a vast chemical plant, oil refineries, oil tanks and other indusvice president of Junior Chamber tims of this disaster." ". the world. Henry E. Cnx, Walter S. Galloway, -utleman attended school here anc From London Paper nternational, and Alvaro Domin trial plants .were destroyed. This fiom the Daily Express in A. SI. Cannon, Charleston, W. Va jiaduated fiom Texas university The pipefitters' dispute is of lon» B ;uez, of >Iouston, Mexican consul London—"Pi of onntllv shocked by Toe Juan Flores, O. T. Evans, Drue n 1938 with a degree in chemical standing. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, hero of Bataan, called tha ['.vans, Jess Deleon, Clarence W. engineering. He returned hci e to II •ho w i l l l e p i c s c n t his sovcrnnient Icxas City disaster. Londoner's [-'•pen. i ( h e mid-county's ( b i r d disaster which began Wednesday when a French Lines freighter J. B. llassoll, IMelvin Kunfor the G u l f Oil eoi poration The viMiinj. diRnitanas will be who born the s t r a i n of w n i l i m o <ol, Geiirge Williams, V. Lucio Sal- •woik Olhcis me by P u l e Oil and then i osigned in ID-It lo work f o i telephone workers. loaded with^nitrates caught fire at the dock and exploded, i l z appreciate immensity of snliet m Houston this afternoon at tN Ahercrombie Oil company al Suce e i i n g and associate themselves in worse than "the devastation of war." Chester F. Prcmoe, Ted It. Miller, ney. Ho took bis latest job with :45 o'clock by a weleommc p l t c r i n g deepest sympathy to those ( •I. H. At.," Pan American refinorv, Gov. Beauford Jester :,aid, ''It looks like someone had preberevaed." Republic as a. process engineer in mittee from Port Arthur, Houston Krug Flayed by Lewis Gov. M. E. Thompson of Georgia Texas City. Wendell Snlazar, F. B. 1946. tended they were giant egg-beater mixing an omelet " and Beaumont. Warren, Vale B. Wells, Gulveston, He Mas a member of the Lions — On behalf of the citizens of Blast Toll Is Outlined Paz is a director of Lions Inter.. . I extend to you sincere .hennas Franklin Melntyre, Hugh club, the Ameiican Chemical so- At Mine Blast Hearing As thousands of rescue workers toiied into the second day national and is considered a fore- sympathy in the loss occassioned Matthews, Willie Hightower, Eli/.- cicty and St. John's Lutheran WASHINGTON, April 17 ( T ) _ ibetli Loinaq, Mrs. Stewart F. Wal- church, all of Texas Cily. COPENHAGEN, April 17 (INS) b'y th John L. Lewis told Ihe Senate "piib- of the tragedy, the major damage included: — K i n g Chnstmn X maintained his most authority on Latin-American City."ie tragic explosion m 'Texas ace, W. Itiehiirdson, A. 1).'Masters Wile Was Tlere lie innds ^ e n n i m l l l o e loday thai fiETi-.t to :,ve today, though physi affairs, according to Dr. ti. R. Soils, 'red Meusl), J'Yitnk .t. Llltber, Jr.i S u r v i v i n g a i e bis wife, Mi's. MnrThe freighters Grand Cnmp on which originated the litcrelary or I n t e l ior Krug u t t e r e d • us J. Silver, (ialvesloii. r:ar..s Wednesday night lind given general chairman of aminu'emenls InlsoliiXKl" in c h a i n i n g t), e Unlt- tle fire which led to the disaster—and High Flyer were degaiel L u l l o m a n , who wa.s in I'ort i'::r. only slight chance of living for the banquet. "n'Siis Olco I.iipcr, Hunger, Mim- A r l l i n i ; fain slstpis-, Mrs. ICIixa A l i n e worker.s w i t h a laek of stroyed. til: dav.::. Slalliml, Jr.. A. Park, 1>. II. Hollander, Mia. Ida Marie Me c'O-opeialion in the coal mine safety ^ mm, Galveston, J. <J. Hwann, belli morning's official bulletin The welcoming addtess will be niea.s lire's. 1 wo smaller ships find several barges destroyed Bui-net I and Miss Allene T . i i l l e jiuveston, Cularino S»iiee<la Su- ninn. all of Port Arthur, and Miss The o n m m i t t o e is i n v e s t i g a t i n g si d hi? condition was unchanged made by H. L. ".Buy." Crow, Port The huge $19,000,000 Monsanto Chemical company plant (Turn to Page J4, Column 6 ) tvitr h-.s temperature .still hovering A i t h u r mayor. George Crouchel WASHINGTON, April 17 </£_ Rvelyn LuUcman of New York Ihe C e n t i i i l i n , m . m j n c blast Alaich burned and blasted to a "hollow shell." a r o u n d 1"0. his pulse at R-l and will be master of rpiemomes. Prrsidrnt Truman said today lie City; two brolheis. John Ei ic Lul 25 which killed l i t men. v .< h i - a ' h i n c at 'IS He suffered o Hiis askrd every Knverni'nenl Fifty or more oil storage tanks burned out. t o m a n of Port A r t h u r and Otto E Tho p i o g i n i n incliidos i n v o c a t i o n "Keney to cn-nperntp in relief of nea". a t t a c k 11 days ago. L t i t l e m a n of Lakcvicw, Oic. Two oil refineries heavily damaged. by t h e nev. Shelyy An K lcm.yer. i e- •snriorinjf in (li« Texas t'ily tJiv The Lul t o m a n s M ei e n i a n i o d Most of the docks, warehouses and office buildings along m a i k s by .lyycen Prchiclent Mayo Sepl. 2S, l!)4fi. T.bey bud been l i v i n g l i e sent a lolr^i-am („ Mayor n > l t . i f i n in (I s. M c n l l l i ' i - l!nrc,ui> in flalvoston ^5llH•e I h o t r n i a m a g o .he w a t e r f r o n t destroyed, buildings wrecked as far as two Wells; a short talk by Vidul; Mex- •{. C 11 aha n of Texas Citv snyinff TUX AS CTTY Tex., Api i] I", Clear liny .illerwhile he was employed in Texas I.OCA1, froilKCASTican folk sings by Kloy Cantu, Joe •^ j i-ui j , ,_. .^ , ! vj L. L u.-vrl..^ arid not Tcxa.s o n i K h l \ \ i l l i in,-ir,is,n s r l o l i d l - "c i S ,n W a y ' houses shaken and windows broken over an area City. Mabel McDanlcl. retired after 27 Arena and Mary Catherine Wood I Know that the Rod Cross fe UP).—Galveston' ... is t h e correct place to seek wnmipr ipr loniuM oniu m or 140 square miles. years :n the accounting department accompanied by Miss Rachel Kent ministering to your stricken city nrlny ii1Ki,Psl tomporalmc (hi. and J have asked every R-overnment nlormation concerning relatives or of the Gulf refinery receiving her of Beaumont, Five hundred automobiles parked in the area reduced to "riends in the stricken area. Red , rt™™' n.w 70. f:rst orchid and a set of matched agency to co-operato in relief activMILCH IS SENTENCE!) i n l B n n r t h e n s t winds twisted wreckage. TOSS Public Relations Chairman !-Jire?Ere on he:' last dav of work, Taylor Cole of Midland, new presNUERNBERG, API ii 17 ( U P ) — iifli-nioon bci- inlnc southeast by Jan Rominc said today. a Er:fi fiom fellow employes— she ident of Junior Chamber Interna- "My he-art and the heart of the Romine said that all inquiries former Field Marshal Erbnrd Fires were visible all night from a distance of 70 miles A! COMPARATIVE DATA a-^o wa.s thnlled by a telegram tional, is expected lo he In attend- nation go out in deepest sympathy hould ha sent to the Red Cross Milch, Hermann Goei ing's top InftrP rl contro1 tower 38 mile IflUi 1! .1 and will be called on for re- to the stiffennj,' people of Texas ':orr. firmer einuloves nOu- work- ance wal'l'e aide, was sentenced to l i f e i I" L"V," ° s away saw the flash as tcmpc-Kilure lill 72 7 Kiitial f n q u i i y service at Giilves- impi isunmenl today by an Ameri- Mntiimim he High J-lyer exploded. .i.z ftt PitLabuigh. Pa. . . . Mr. niarky. Oily May God liphlen the bin-den :>n Mlnliiuiiii leinuc-iiiluir •17 r>c l m p t e r bouse. He revealed and Mrs. J. W. Brooks, Jr., f l y i n g "I son ou- which hat, f a l l e n on tho ml c00(10 1 lil Over (he city hall, the United Slates flag flew at half mast. messages weie handled I I O 1 I K V TI.MI'I'II VI I l l l l S to C i m b i i d c c , Md.. to help celeeipnlion in the JS'a/.l .slave liiboi 'i n. m. c o m m u n i t y with snrh tragic force" u r i n g t h e night. In Ihe b u i l d i n g beneath it, death lists were compiled. I'll -1.1. 111. i ' - a - f his fathers 84th h n t h d a v Ii D in . Ill Ii II. Ill • "x- :-;r,ndav . . Mr<. Fred Put11 II. Ill Some 1500 law enforcement officeis patrolled the wracked .. nil n n. m nam 'c"l:nt- <)icht|y rtrlter after If I'. Ill .... .. 57 in ,n. m town. Thousands of other workers dug into debris for the , - » = • • a - t a r k laj=l Ki idnv . . Miclnfclit Ncmii ""-•- -r II. M nods -=tacinc a n a i m a 2 n. in bodies of those still missing. There were 350 doctors on th« 51 .ludcmc in tin, y a r d bpmi d nt t f i • mm i mi,, p ,(.-, scene, I j O embalmers worked in long lines in a gara-e a n < l l i o n conlest ipnnsorprl bv (IIP Hnrnmrlifr pictMnr n! n f l u b be;;iin t i n , i i n i i n i i i " nt K .",0 tocU> hastily converted to s morgue. The bodies, a f t e r the rm< .irl RanU«. a n d l>uruoori I.. I'cM-fn "Hock jn:i im-he. to:-, t miiiih,,,, „., M . „,„„ judges f i o m K " ••-•'•fl i n t c . A l p h a K n p p a I'M. •in. ario s n l!]p 'I'Tnl uli'rct whnrp w h n Ih, horllos ,,nd ll,» hr,rl,», ... „,,,.„,„, !.. nrl bnlmcrs had finished w i t h them, were placed in long row, in lF"l'*"f "''" ""'°'''1 r'"' I "mm row M o i i s K m s l a i l e d a lour of I he. 6-1 TKXAS0rrr'v''!v'l^,"'i,''",-,,,, "'"•'.'"' ;_• ' ft"s=;t,nal htiMnes^ f r a t e r n i t y at yards (UP) — wei e I n k e i i w h e n they ontrierl the basketball court in the high school gymnasium. Gmmls w i t h ...... fu-ed bayonols l i t t l e onrls common l o n m h u - r.nw hdp 7 on , ,„ .' 7 i j ,,' ' ., , .it., \ti 11.-1 ft kept I X C 11 -'-' . . Mrs. M a r \ i n Gulley of for burial,, and the city hall four ur nn Hnllvnr Tiili- ttrrnril fur 1 niniin DW lances--but 'the wheels on these Finals will 1M. held Friday tbe crowds back today from the blocks away f H - i n a c " visitincr her daiightoi', Planes Rush Aid to Area where the death list Hn:h Ifrtc, 2-ns n. in : 2-.ri7 p m carts d r i p blood. The Judges will be guests at the Windowless McGar garage. Inside, is posted. tide, n >» ,1 in n H i/ m' Airplanes winged into the disaster area with thousands of , , ^ | l ^ l ^ eii - i t Search for Iilenliricafiiin ( h i Del M n r n j i n l o n eluh a n n u a l f l o w e i loo embalmers, standimr on pieces OIISKKVAT10NS public was not allowed in- A t t e n d a n t s s t r i p (bo bodies slinvs M i l l M i , , « b , , , v r,.,|| V ,|| ( , , of bornd n n d tnr-papor t o keep The and other medical supplies. A Slnllon— M n n , M l n , I ' i r r . pounds of blood plasma t h e giirngn to I n l e r f e r e w i t h elothei. niosllv i"ign. r i p p - u n t i l - • i • f M i ' i ' i r n sih ei t a p n i « h t a n d at t l i e Lions U u b limeli l i m n .sliumng ,„, t h e b l n n d y flooi •lido ?.".""ni" -1:1 :ia Bramff Airlines plane lefl Dallas about fi n. m. to take mora Ihe n m b n l n i o r s doing t h e i r macabro con li'i Iday. Hie blasl. Thev search I'm | n e p a i ( f | tbe d"arl for burial '• •"_• - ' '" - . ' - in t; o i;no i,io"k chores almost automatically. They mark of identification—a n r u is Chi Ml ' embalming fluid and more morticians to the town. 51 Stunned to Weep '- ;_ c 'T M - c c t . . Cadet Vieior — ring,, \vala werp entertained with a Too Too Woi th ... no longer seem to see the bodies let, a card or n company 37 badge K. sanford. Jr.. son of Capt. and d i They tired, too stunned to' weep, At least one airplane was blasted from the sky by the exaiound them. n n e r Wednesday night at th . 40 34 Most of the dead so far were from Mr*. Victor E. Sanford, elected Coastal Inn by the officers of the the survivors searching for loved . 71 Ambulnnees, 52 plosion aboard the Grand Camp which set off the chain of ^ "i bakery >••"" >. * v wagons \\ tt^uiia and anu the Monsanto plant,, the refineries -T.-in-oie rc-piesrntatiyp to the Lioness eluh and members of the ones carried their grief silently on l a u . (.7 r y trucks carrying the dead or the city terminal and identifi- Nrw Oilrai tragedy, and its two occupants killed. Today, it was reported -' ' --'"Trni-rl 'turlmt council a) r,inn.i r l u h h e n i i l I f i e i i t i o n eommit unsteady legs today bnelc nnd forth i oil n d 77 in nn endless sti-enm from cation hart pea wei'u frequent Now Yoi i, ' M b n l w e e n t h i e e plncox—Mr-finr'a gn- I h e up hat another p i i v n l e plane, also with two aboard, misht have ->or. tee. bla'-l arpn alnntr lbi> wnterdown i n t o Galveston hay a f t e r Ihe hlnst " rage, tha high »chool gymnasium frcnt. An ambulance doof opant, N a k e d t h e hndic.'! weri> laid |n (Torn lo fags 14, Column i) Death a n d i n m r y carrm In s t m n p r w,n „ A naval li.Mil.nant wK» Artliuj (alipuit) (Turn to Page 14, Column 1,)

AUSTIN, April 17 (/P;.—Messages offering aid and con santo plant when the ship exploddolence to the people of Texas and particularly to those o Julm Norrls, of Pclly. also In the Fexas City poured into the governor's office today from pri plane.

cupant of a plane flying over Mon- line at the gate of

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Fred I. Lufteman is Killed in Blast

King Christian Is Fighting for Life

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