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Former MGM Tragedy Nov 21st, 1980

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Time:Line: November 21st, 1980, Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino now called Ballys

88 patrons died and many injured in a ferocious fire in third worst hotel fire on record, caused by suspected disgruntled hotel employee  :-(

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wow nice description. And also the information is great. Because I even didn't know about this.

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I remember this like it happened yesterday, yea that's the property at the SE corner of Flamingo rd. and the strip.

Lots of things on this intersection that were not there back then, very sad day indeed !

 

Also this is the reason we now have a strict fire and building code.

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