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rate W$ - The Honolulu Advertiser J Nicklaus moves nearer Grand Slam see Page B-l B-l B-l Aloha: Monday, June 19, 1972 Hawaii's Prizewinning Newspaper 4 Sections, 46 Pages o (0 on (D D CJ d o o 73 die in us dead in Hong Kong rainstorm worst British HONG KONG (UPD-Three (UPD-Three (UPD-Three days of steady rain the most sustained rainfall in 83 years touched off floods and landslides throughout this British colony, colony, killing at least 73 persons persons and injuring 110 others, others, officials said yesterday. Although the rains stopped yesterday, weathermen weathermen predicted more thun-dershowers thun-dershowers thun-dershowers to add to the 26 inches which have fallen since Friday. Officials said scores of persons are missing and an estimated 3,000 are homeless. homeless. Several thousand more are being evacuated from buildings threatened by landslides. THE WORST TRAGEDY occurred on the Kowloon peninsula, when tons of mud and rocks crashed down a mountainside onto a squatter village in the Sau Mou Ping resettlement area. Forty-nine Forty-nine Forty-nine persons were killed and 77 others injured there. Rescue teams, using heavy construction equipment equipment from a runway extension extension project at Kai Tak International International Airport, worked through the night searching for bodies. Two persons were burned to death and two others seriously seriously injured when three trucks, swept by floodwa-ters, floodwa-ters, floodwa-ters, overturned and caught fire. ON SATURDAY, eight persons were killed and air disaster Also see Page A-4 A-4 A-4 STAINES, England (UPI) A British European Airways Airways Trident jetliner crashed two minutes after takeoff from London's Heathrow Airport yesterday, killing all 118 persons on board, including 29 Americans. It was the worst air crash in British history. The flight, known as the "Eurocrat Special" because of its frequent use by Belgium-based Belgium-based Belgium-based diplomats, was en route to Brussels. The toll brought to 287 the number of persons killed in three major plane crashes since Wednesday. BEA SAID the plane carried 28 Britons, 29 Americans, 29 Belgians, four South Africans, three Canadians and 12 Irish, including six of Ireland's top industrialists traveling to Brussels for trade talks with European Common Market , officials. Other passengers included persons from Thailand and Nigeria. Only three Americans were immediately identified. BEA said they were G. P. Keogh of New York and Mr. and Mrs. M. Obst of Bethesda, Md. A Dublin businessman was pulled alive from the wreckage wreckage but he died three hours later. A young girl also died moments after a policeman pulled her from the wreckage. THE PLANE, flight 548, took off in a drizzle at 5:10 p.m. It carried 109 passengers and a crew of nine. Many of the passengers were trying to avoid being stranded by a threatened pilots' strike scheduled for today. Witnesses said the plane's three Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce engines sputtered, conked out and it fell, almost straight down, in a field four miles from the airport, incredibly missing trees and electricity pylons. It burned an outline in the wet ground covered by knee-high knee-high knee-high grass. "I HEARD the plane circling overhead," said Adrian Bailey, 15, who was in his nearby house. "There was a sputtering sound as though engines were cutting out and a thud like a clap of thunder. The windows in the house shook." Investigators recovered two "black box" flight recorders. recorders. BEA Chairman Henry Marking said as far as he was aware there were no last words of distress from the pilot, Capt. Stanley Key, 51, a BEA veteran and father of two. THE CRASH broke the BEA plane's back and the tail break-in break-in break-in at Demo offices WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon's reelection campaign committee admitted admitted yesterday one of its employes employes was involved in a break-in break-in break-in at Democratic national national headquarters. Democratic Democratic chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien demanded a full FBI investigation. Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, head of the Committee for the Reelection Reelection of the President, acknowledged in a statement statement that James A. McCord Jr., an employe, was one of five men arrested early Saturday Saturday -at -at the Democratic headquarters with electron- electron- ,. . . ... s -l -l political spying a la Sennett Page A-14 A-14 A-14 ic and camera equipment in their possession. They were jailed and were being held on $30,000 bond. Mitchell insisted McCord, a security agent, was "not operating either in our behalf behalf or with our consent." O'BRIEN countered with a statement calling on Mitchell's Cabinet successor, successor, Attorney General Richard Richard G. Kleindienst, to "order "order an immediate and thorough thorough investigation by the FBI." He said only "the most searching professional investigation investigation can determine to what extent, if any, the

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  2. 19 Jun 1972, Mon,
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