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Old 12-05-2009, 07:49 AM
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Just like the Station fire.
My condolences to the Russians.

Ceiling catches fire
Video BBC News - Russia nightclub fireworks blaze kills scores

Pictures BBC News - In pictures: Russian nightclub fire

Last edited by wri001t; 12-05-2009 at 08:00 AM.. Reason: title change
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Location: College Hill, PVD
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^ Sure is. From the NY Times:

The deaths have stirred anguish across Russia and anger over the apparent flouting of fire codes at the club. The government has declared a national day of mourning for Monday, and officials have mandated new inspections of clubs and restrictions on pyrotechnic displays before New Year celebrations.

But such crackdowns have been ordered before. High death tolls from fires are far more common in Russia than elsewhere in Europe, in part because of violations of safety rules and corruption among inspectors.

The fire at the Perm nightclub, the Lame Horse, began when a pyrotechnic display ignited a ceiling covered with plastic and decorated with twigs. Most people died from smoke inhalation or from being trampled in the rush to leave the club, which had a single exit.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:10 PM
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Well, they chose not to learn from our mistakes.
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