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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:12 PM
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Russian nightclub fire kills 109; many crushed

Russian nightclub fire kills 109; many crushed

PERM, Russia A blaze sparked by onstage fireworks tore through a nightclub ceiling covered in decorative twigs and plastic sheeting early Saturday, killing at least 109 people and critically injuring about 90 in Russia's deadliest fire since the fall of the Soviet Union, witnesses and officials said.

Many victims died in a panicked crush for the single exit as they attempted to escape the flames and thick black smoke, witnesses said.

Hundreds of people had gathered at the Lame Horse nightclub Friday night to celebrate the anniversary of the popular establishment's opening in the industrial city of Perm in the Ural Mountains.

Video recorded by a clubgoer and shown on Russian television showed partygoers dancing, before sparks from pyrotechnic fountains on stage ignited the club's ceiling around midnight. Witness Svetlana Kuvshinova told The Associated Press that the blaze swiftly consumed twigs decorating the ceiling. Russian clubs and restaurants often cover ceilings with plastic insulation and a layer of willow twigs to create a rustic look.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091205/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_nightclub_fire
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:14 PM
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1. Almost an exact repeat of that Great White (hair band) pyrotechnic fire
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 12:15 PM by TwilightGardener
a few years ago. Incendiary devices and small crowded venues = bad idea.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:21 PM
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2. My thoughts exactly. nt
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:24 PM
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3. Fireworks cause nightclub blaze - 05 Dec 09
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:27 PM
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4. Or the infamous Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in 1942
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:29 PM
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5. Similar to the Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston.
Too bad we never fucking learn.
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