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McAttack
01-01-2005, 04:38 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Emergency exits at a nightclub packed with teenagers were padlocked or wired shut when a flare ignited the foam ceiling, sparking a blaze that killed 175 people and injured more than 700, survivors and officials said Friday.

Some 4,000 fans at a Thursday night concert by the band Los Callejeros fought to reach the exits as burning debris fell on them.

But they found at least four escape routes locked in an apparent effort to prevent people from entering the club without paying, Buenos Aires Mayor Anibal Ibarra said.

"Had they been open, we surely would have avoided a lot of deaths," Ibarra said, calling the locked doors at the Republica de la Cromagnon disco an "irresponsible act."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/12/31/argentina.fire.ap/index.html

megatgpdotnet
01-02-2005, 10:10 AM
Fuckin new year :-(

laura99
01-02-2005, 10:22 AM
Yep, that is sad. There are too many nightclub accidents and deaths.

Extreme John
01-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Amazing, who's the jack ass that says, "Hmmm hire security gaurds to watch those doors....... Nah fuck it let's just lock them"

They need to burn the asshole decision maker on that alive.

Seven888
01-02-2005, 11:39 AM
I remember something like that similar happened to a Chicago night club a couple years back

XxXotic
01-02-2005, 11:40 AM
I remember something like that similar happened to a Chicago night club a couple years backi think it was last year that happened... either way its happened a few times in the last few years. You'd think people would have learned by now