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Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:11 am

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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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:06 pm

That footage was awful, especially that full length one.

R.I.P  Sad
 
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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:43 am

Very tragic.

RIP
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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:24 am

The pub is called Santika actually, I was there 3 months back. Nice place, but sad to see it go this way.
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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:37 am

Just an update, the deceased Singaporean was an ATC officer, with some of the injured and missing from the aviation industry.
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RE: Dozens Killed In Night Club Fire

Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:02 pm

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

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