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First rate tragedy; sounds like only 2 in 5 made it out. This place looks like a death trap to begin with. What can we learn?
First, this happened very quickly, but why so many? The first concern, other than the initial casualties, would be the stampede. Second, inhalation. Third, exposure.
Fire codes exist for a reason; do not rely on them to keep you safe. This place was likely over capacity, especially considering pyrotechnics. Appraise your situation, whether it is a night club, ferry, whatever. Don't put yourself in that spot.
Second, in the stampede, and its the sugar free truth. Do not fall. Do not get pinned. Do not give up. Break shit, like the good heads who were trying to breach the walls. Obviously you cannot get low and crawl in such a situation, control your breathing as the air is bad and get out however possible.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-27 13:03||
#3 exit doors locked. again.
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-27 13:36||
#4 I didn't realize that Whitesnake was still touring...
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-27 14:18||
#5 I was in a nightclub in China once that had one way in and one way out. The place was on the second floor, only reachable by two elevators. I remarked on this and felt claustrophobic inside. No accompanying stairs. Club didn't burn down though, but it still freaked me out.
Posted by gromky 2013-01-27 17:33||
#6 Oh, and if they don't lock the fire exits, people inside the club let their friends in for free. That's what happened at the Great White show.
Posted by gromky 2013-01-27 17:35||