The Night the Sky Bridges Fell

More than 100 die as tragedy strikes a hotel in Kansas City

"It started," said one horrified eyewitness, "with a small snapping sound." Then the noise mounted, first seeming like a wrecking ball thudding against the sleek new building, and then like an explosion lashing through the crowded lobby. When the hideous din subsided, replaced by the muted cries of the injured and terrified, the carnage was staggering: 108 people lay dead in the atrium of the sleek, 40-story Hyatt Regency Hotel. More than 180 were injured, and at least three more died later....

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