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An apocalyptic cult, 900 dead: remembering the Jonestown massacre, 40 years on

An apocalyptic cult, 900 dead: remembering the Jonestown massacre, 40 years on

The Guardian - J Oliver Conroy

More than 900 people, many of them children, died in a mass murder-suicide in 1978 by drinking cyanide-laced punch at the order of cult leader Jim Jones Four decades ago this Sunday, the Rev Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of an American cult in the Guyanese jungle, ordered his followers to murder …

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