On April 19, 1993 seventy-four people died
at the ATF
's hands in Waco, Texas
and his religious sect
the Branch Dividians
had been under seige primarily by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
In February 1993 (before the AFT assault) the community of Mount Caramel had around 130 members, including 45 women
and 43 children
During the ATF attack
and in the final assault, 80 community members died
; 33 women, 26 men, and 21 children.
5 men and 1 woman died
on February 28
, during the initial confrontaion and resulting ATF attack.
35 Branch Davidians exited Mount Caramel
during the 40 day siege
; 9 women, 5 men and 21 children.
remained inside to the end; 35 women, 21 children and 27 men
32 women, 21 men, and 21 children (a total of 74 people) died on April 19, 1993, plus two stillborn fetus
9 people survived the fire
on April 19; 6 men and 3 women.