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Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire  
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
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Such a terrible way to end 2008.

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BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out early Thursday at one of Bangkok's most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new year, Thai police said.

The fire, at a club called Zantika, started at about 12:35 a.m. (1735 GMT), police told CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/12/31/thai.fire/index.html

The party was named "Goodbye Zantika". I'm sure this is not what they had in mind  Sad

Video of the chaos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrZ56-47TWg


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User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Absolutely horrific.


One minute your enjoying life seeing in the New Year and the next your in a body bag and its all over(Well,depending on what you believe.)


RIP.


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

That footage was awful, especially that full length one.

R.I.P  Sad


User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Very tragic.

RIP
 Sad


User currently offline198467 From Singapore, joined Jan 2007, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

The pub is called Santika actually, I was there 3 months back. Nice place, but sad to see it go this way.


When you play, people stare. When you work, people don't care.
User currently offline198467 From Singapore, joined Jan 2007, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Just an update, the deceased Singaporean was an ATC officer, with some of the injured and missing from the aviation industry.


When you play, people stare. When you work, people don't care.
User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Very, very sad indeed. As someone who works in music I always find it quite disturbing when something like this happens and it's a tragic reminder of how quickly it can all go wrong.

It reminds me of the fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island in 2003. That fire was started by gerbs (essentially fireworks) on stage igniting sound proofing, and if this fire was caused by similar circumstances as the report hints, it defies belief that people haven't learned from past lessons. That said, we can't really form a solid opinion until we know more.

Tragic. Just tragic.  Angry

Paul



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