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245 killed in Brazilian nightclub fire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    This is awful. I wonder what their fire/safety codes are like compared to what they are here.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    More often than not what little fire codes there are are ignored.

    My guess is there weren't enough exits or emergency signage and that some - if not all - of the exits were locked or blocked.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Got a text from CNN saying it was 1,000 people over its maximum capacity.
  4. The people really don't die. It's a conspiracy to undermine liberty in Brazil by forcing businesses to comply with stricter codes.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And, from what I understand from friends at pollstar.com, one exit.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the logistics and the exits were similar to the Beverly Hills Fire from 1977 just outside Cincinnati...

  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Indoor fireworks set off by the band on stage. Rhode Island Station fire all over again.
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Even if it's in another country, you'd think people would learn from mistakes like that.
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