Jonestown Part 9: Leader Jim Jones, hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide

Jones and 913 others died after being poisoned with cyanide in syringes or ingested with a powdered soft drink, shot or stabbed.
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Transcript for Jonestown Part 9: Leader Jim Jones, hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide
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