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Chicago Remembers Our Lady Of Angels School Fire

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:13:49 CST
By: AP

Chicago Remembers Our Lady Of Angels School Fire About 150 people attended a special Mass in Chicago to remember dozens of people who died in a raging fire at Our Lady of the Angels school in 1958. Sunday was the 55th anniversary of the blaze, which killed 92 students and three nuns. The fire that engulfed the parish's elementary and middle school forced an almost immediate reform of school building and safety codes around the nation. Some of the victims burned to death while others died of smoke inhalation or were trampled. Still more were killed when they jumped, were pushed or thrown from windows. Survivors who attended the service say they're still deeply affected by the blaze. Sixty-seven-year-old Laura Dini says she continues to worry about her grandchildren's fire safety in schools.

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