Friday, February 21, 2003
According to WHJJ, the death toll is now 54 (and may go as high as 60) while there are 164 injured, scattered among hospitals throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. There are approximately 30 in critical condition. Some of the dead include the guitar player for Great White, according to the band's lead singer Jack Russell, and a local disc jockey, known as the Doctor is also presumed dead. The main point of controversy seems to be the question of whether proper permitting for pyrotechnics was done. The State Fire Marshall has no record of issuing a permit.