The BBC reports that “at least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant, as reports say that 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives.”
On This Date In 1980, President Carter Delivers Some Bad News
The United States woke up to a cold and bewildering splash of reality last Friday. At 7a.m., a tight-lipped Jimmy Carter was explaining on radio and TV that a daring commando raid to rescue the 53 American hostages in Tehran had gone awry.
Newsweek May 5, 1980