Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Jonestown, Guyana--18 November 1978

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 2 December 2017

Date: 18 November 1978

Location: Jonestown, Guyana

Type of event: criminal


Mass suicide and murder by cult members in Jonestown, Guyana, following armed attack on group accompanying U.S. Congressmen.

Consequences: 918 killed, 11 injured


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Last modified 2 December 2017.
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