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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:48 PM

232 Young People Dead From A Fire In A Brazilian Night Club... Early Pictures Heartbreaking...









Story: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/27/16721339-police-brazil-nightclub-fire-kills-at-least-232?lite







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Reply 232 Young People Dead From A Fire In A Brazilian Night Club... Early Pictures Heartbreaking... (Original post)
WillyT Jan 2013 OP
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #1
dkf Jan 2013 #2
Peregrine Took Jan 2013 #3
duffyduff Jan 2013 #4
Warpy Jan 2013 #5
jmowreader Jan 2013 #6
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #7
kimtjj195_tx Jan 2013 #8
Skittles Jan 2013 #9
malaise Jan 2013 #10

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:50 PM

1. Oh my god.

So horrific.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:52 PM

2. I heard a report the bouncers were trying to keep them inside to pay their tab.

 

So stupid!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:56 PM

3. Once more - the importance of regulations. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:58 PM

4. Reminds me of the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire n/t

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:04 PM

5. Exactly, or any of the most recent club fires

All the stuff that creates atmosphere in these clubs is flammable, it seems, and all it needs is a drunk being clumsy with a lighter or a band being clumsy with pyrotechnics.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:28 PM

6. Calling Jeff Derdarian...

According to the linked article, the club was set ablaze by "a band's fireworks display."

Those of us who are seriously into crowd safety remember that the Station Night Club in West Warwick, R.I., was set ablaze by a band's fireworks display.

In the next few days we'll learn that the club had exit doors painted black so they blended in with the wall, flammable decor, no exit signs, no sprinklers locked doors...you know, all the same shit that happened in every other nightclub fire that's occurred since there were nightclubs to catch fire. Apparently floor load isn't a factor here because the maximum occupancy here was 2000 people.

When the Station went up, I asked "when will we ever learn?" The answer, once again, is "not yet, and maybe never."

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:39 PM

7. ...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:48 PM

8. This is so awful

 

RIP to those who died in this terrible tragedy. And may the survivors find solace.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:34 AM

9. these are terribly senseless tragedies

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:02 AM

10. Heartbreaking indeed

Greed kills - 900 plus people - one door.

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