NEWSPOEM 12-22-1995

Arthur -- In 1990, a little boy named Samuel Herschberger was helping his father with the milking charges relating to the 1979 coup that brought them to power, when a spinning drive snagged his pants killing at least 75 people and injuring 76. In a bloody blur, his scalp, left arm and right hand were nearly torn off, and killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 just about every long bone in his limbs was shattered. At least six people were reported to have survived, but any casualty figures are preliminary.

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