After deadly blaze in Romania: A look at some of the world’s worst nightclub fires.


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LONDON – A deadly fire at the Colectiv nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest has claimed at least 27 lives and left around 180 people injured. Dave Kane and other parents who lost children in the Station fire say they’re disappointed nightclub owners and concert promoters apparently are still ignoring basic fire safety and putting profit ahead of patrons’ lives.

Survivors and families of victims of a deadly nightclub blaze in Rhode Island over a decade ago say the tragedy in Bucharest, Romania, is sadly and eerily similar. Investigators said soundproofing foam on the ceiling caught fire and released poisonous gasses that quickly killed those attending a university party.

Club owner Omar Chaban was sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing the deadly fire and for bribery. The fire at what had been one of Boston’s foremost nightspots led to new requirements for sprinkler systems and accessible exits.

Here is a look at some other nightclub fires that have exacted terrible death tolls in crowded conditions:

– January, 2013: A fire killed more than 200 people at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria in southern Brazil. Investigators said soundproofing foam on the ceiling caught fire and released poisonous gasses that quickly killed those attending a university party.

 

– December, 2009: Some 152 people died when a blaze broke out at the Lame Horse nightclub in Perm, Russia. It started when an indoor fireworks display ignited a plastic ceiling decorated with branches.

 

– December, 2004: In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a fire killed 194 people at the crowded Cromagnon Republic club after a flare ignited ceiling foam. Club owner Omar Chaban was sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing the deadly fire and for bribery. Others received lighter sentences.ARGENTINA FIRE ANNIVERSARY

 

– February, 2003: A fire at the Station nightclub in Warwick, Rhode Island, in the United States, killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. Fireworks being used by the band set fire to flammable foam inside the club.Nightclub Fire

 

– March, 1990: An arson attack at the Happy Land nightclub in the Bronx borough of New York City killed 87 people. It started when a man angry with his girlfriend threw gasoline on the club’s only exit and set it on fire, then jammed down the metal front gate so people were trapped.Happy Land Fire Anniversary

 

– May, 1977: A fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky in America killed 165 people and injured more than Supper Club Fire Investigation

 

– November, 1942: The deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history killed 492 people at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove club. The fire at what had been one of Boston’s foremost nightspots led to new requirements for sprinkler systems and accessible exits.Nightclub Fires Glance

Source: After deadly blaze in Romania: A look at some of the world’s worst nightclub fires – Demanjo News

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