At least 232 die in Brazilian nightclub fire

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Brazil nightclub fire: At least 232 die in Brazilian nightclub fire 'after indoor fireworks display during band performance' | Mail Online

    Similar fire happened in the States 10 years ago.

    The Station nightclub fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  3. IBSA

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    It happened in the city of Santa Maria (Saint Mary), Rio Grande do Sul State (South Great River State), in the southern region of Brazil.

    There are not yet a official list of deaths. Statistics were 245, after declined to 231, and last time I saw were 233 deaths. It dont were considered those people admited in hospitals, only the bodies found inside nightclub. Hospitals registered around 100 admissions. Likely, the total amount of deaths will increase next days.

    This was the result of a mistakes' series.

    1) The nightclub permission documents were out of date. So, it was illegal.

    2) Guards outside the main entrance locked the door to not allow the people to exit without payment when confusion has begun.

    3) The extinguishers don't worked.

    4) 3 of 4 emergency exits were locked. Only one opened and it was so hard to find, located beside a bathroom. Several people missed the correct door and entered in bathroom. It was found a pile with 180 bodies there.

    5) Overpopulation: Around 1000 people inside it.

    The country are shocked.
     
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  4. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    A tragic incident indeed.

    However, what is more shocking is that almost all nightclub fire tragedies have some things in common.
    1 Club running either illegally or with invalid papers.
    2 Fireworks in the club
    3 Many exits, but almost all remain closed
    4 Most deaths due to asphyxiation rather than burns

    I wonder what precautions clubs in our country have taken. Anyone been to one of these personally? What have you observed?
     
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  5. Blackwater

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    Brazil and India have one thing in common ,lack of fire safety measures.:laugh::laugh:

    BTW why people go to cramp disco at first place??:cool2::cool2:
     

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