Mass Suicide at Jonestown: 30 Years Later

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No Longer a Drill
The deaths at Jonestown are considered the largest mass suicide in modern history. On a tape recording of the speech Jones made before the suicides began, the cult leader declared, "Death is a million times preferable to 10 more days of this life. If you knew what was ahead of you ... you'd be glad to be stepping over tonight."

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