(full site)
Fark.com

Back To Main
   Pyrotechnics fire in nightclub kills at least 200 Brazilian people in Santa Maria

27 Jan 2013 07:49 AM   |   5901 clicks   |   NYPost
Add Comment
Showing 1-50 of 182 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  
Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.

27 Jan 2013 07:52 AM
Reply
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
So is anyone left alive to read this? Am I the last person left alive?

27 Jan 2013 07:52 AM
Reply
jack21221     
That's a lot of people!

No really, it is. :-(

27 Jan 2013 07:52 AM
Reply
Derwood     
Was it In the Still of the Night?

27 Jan 2013 07:52 AM
Reply
Silverstaff     
My God. . .how many people are in a Brazillian?

/I keed, I keed.

27 Jan 2013 07:53 AM
Reply
Kalashinator     
greatwhitemissmeyet.jpeg

/you know someone will make one

27 Jan 2013 07:54 AM
Reply
justoneznot     
Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.

27 Jan 2013 07:55 AM
Reply
skinink     
Great White brought in for questioning.

27 Jan 2013 07:55 AM
Reply
Derwood     
Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics once, shame on me.

Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics again, once bitten twice shy

/I'm not very good at this

27 Jan 2013 07:57 AM
Reply
Kyosuke     

justoneznot: Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.


Or people need to stop covering the walls and ceilings with extremely flammable material.

Or both.

27 Jan 2013 07:57 AM
Reply
Serious Black    [TotalFark]  
Was the nightclub named Em Chamas?

27 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  
From the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-2122 0308

They say the fire began when a band on stage started a fireworks display at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul state.


A reporter at the scene told local radio that the nightclub had a capacity for up to 2,000 people and was believed to be full on a Saturday night.

Thick smoke engulfed the venue after acoustic insulation caught fire, officials say.


 I'm noticing a trend here....

27 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
Reply
stratagos     
I'm surprised none of the "hot young Brazilian clubgoer" headlines made it.

27 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
Reply
GreenSun     
"I just got out because I'm very strong, they died because they were weak." he said.

27 Jan 2013 07:59 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  
Derwood: Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics once, shame on me.

Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics again, once bitten twice shy You won't get fooled again.

/I'm not very good at this

FTFY

/It's a saying down in Texas...maybe in Tennessee...but definitely Texas

27 Jan 2013 07:59 AM
Reply
vsavatar     
Too bad Funky Claude wasn't there to save the day. That's a lot of people that probably died mostly because of panic.

27 Jan 2013 07:59 AM
Reply
cretinbob     
this headline sucks

27 Jan 2013 08:00 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

stratagos: I'm surprised none of the "hot young Brazilian clubgoer" headlines made it.


Oh my, that's just awful...and that made me chuckle too.

You sick farks have corrupted me!

27 Jan 2013 08:00 AM
Reply
Slartibeerfest     
After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.

27 Jan 2013 08:03 AM
Reply
FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

Mrtraveler01: Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.


Same here.  Actually played there a few times, and to this day I still don't know how it feels to be so goddamned dumb that lighting anything larger than a lighter on that stage was a GOOD idea.  Hell, never mind the whole "flammable walls" thing, you could touch the light rigs while you played!

\and don't get me started on the fire inspectors, they deserved prison time as much as everyone else

27 Jan 2013 08:03 AM
Reply
IlGreven     

Silverstaff: My God. . .how many people are in a Brazillian?


As many people as the loose whore lets in!

/Ba-dum-tssh.
//My apologies to all the non-Brazillian loose whores that joke offended.

27 Jan 2013 08:04 AM
Reply
Turfshoe     
Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.

I have no doubt that this guy has uttered the phrase "Come at me Bro!!" at some point.

27 Jan 2013 08:05 AM
Reply
IlGreven     

Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.


...to be opposed by the fire rights nuts saying they have every right to have their nightclubs as fire-unsafe as possible.

27 Jan 2013 08:05 AM
Reply
Savage Belief     
Relieved his record has been finally broken.

www.dogbreedinfo.com

27 Jan 2013 08:06 AM
Reply
devastation station     
pwn3d

27 Jan 2013 08:06 AM
Reply
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.

27 Jan 2013 08:07 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.


Probably just in time for the World Cup too.

Because I can guarantee you that this is the first thing going through the minds of officials in Brazil at the moment.

27 Jan 2013 08:08 AM
Reply
Uchiha_Cycliste     
Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"

27 Jan 2013 08:08 AM
Reply
Kyosuke     

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


I try not to go see shiatty bands in tiny firetraps.

27 Jan 2013 08:08 AM
Reply
Serious Black    [TotalFark]  

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


What's an out exit? Does it differ from an in exit?

27 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
Reply
TheEdibleSnuggie    [TotalFark]  
The Nina and the Pina wanted for questioning?

27 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
Reply
Kyosuke     

Uchiha_Cycliste: Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"


BENGHAZI!!!!

27 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
Reply
Uchiha_Cycliste     
snark aside, this is horrible. I've never once considered something like this happening to me, And I've been to raves before where there were 20,000-30,000 stuffed in on one dance floor (like at the Staples Center) on New years eve.

27 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
Reply
Uchiha_Cycliste     

Kyosuke: Uchiha_Cycliste: Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"

BENGHAZI!!!!


Of course! It's all so clear all of a sudden.

27 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
Reply
Creoena     

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


I'm sure it's the first thing on every clubhopper's mind when they go out

27 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
Reply
Alleyoop     

Turfshoe: Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.


Translation: "I pushed down a bunch of girls and climbed over them so I could get out."

27 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
Reply
Uchiha_Cycliste     
They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...

27 Jan 2013 08:12 AM
Reply
skinink     
Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.

27 Jan 2013 08:12 AM
Reply
Kyosuke     

TheEdibleSnuggie: The Nina and the Pina wanted for questioning?


cdn3.hark.com

27 Jan 2013 08:13 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

Uchiha_Cycliste: They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...


Yes, but I will guarantee you that the Staples Center isn't insulated with flammable material and that they didn't set off fireworks next to it.

It's one thing to do it in a sports arena, it's another to do it in a regular sized building.

27 Jan 2013 08:15 AM
Reply
FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

Kyosuke: Or people need to stop covering the walls and ceilings with extremely flammable material.


The problem is, despite the full knowledge that said materials could save lives, they still charge a ton for them.  IIRC, it would've cost the Derderians about $350-400k to soundproof the main room at The Station, and that was for maaybe 2000 square feet of soundproofing, ten years ago. (None of which would've worked, BTW - they still had solarium windows in the pool room directly off the main floor.)

27 Jan 2013 08:15 AM
Reply
Uchiha_Cycliste     

Mrtraveler01: Uchiha_Cycliste: They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...

Yes, but I will guarantee you that the Staples Center isn't insulated with flammable material and that they didn't set off fireworks next to it.

It's one thing to do it in a sports arena, it's another to do it in a regular sized building.


That's all true. But if (god forbid) something did somehow go wrong and a big ire did break out... I mean, we are squeezed in there like sardines on the main dance floor, especially at midnight.

27 Jan 2013 08:17 AM
Reply
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
In a strange way it actually pays to be a hipster.

If your favorite band is a one-armed Mongolian who atonally throws discarded batteries against overstretched rubber cargo tie-downs while reciting "Mr. Belvedere" scripts with the punctuation removed and he only plays "pop-up" gigs in the kitchens of abandoned Arthur Treacher's franchises, you can be fairly sure your life will be panicked-trampling resistant.

27 Jan 2013 08:18 AM
Reply
OneNightStand    [TotalFark]  
Great White is demanding a Mulligan.

27 Jan 2013 08:19 AM
Reply
FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

skinink: Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.


40 out of the 100 that died there died in the exit hallway, or directly leading into it.  At least a few of those deaths are also retraceable to Great White & the security dumbasses who blocked the stage door for a minute or two before realizing they were in trouble.

27 Jan 2013 08:20 AM
Reply
Alex Broughton Butt Chugger     
I didn't practice for Santa Maria,
For the pyrotechnic ball,
We set the club on fire and we,
We killed them all....

27 Jan 2013 08:20 AM
Reply
Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: In a strange way it actually pays to be a hipster.

If your favorite band is a one-armed Mongolian who atonally throws discarded batteries against overstretched rubber cargo tie-downs while reciting "Mr. Belvedere" scripts with the punctuation removed and he only plays "pop-up" gigs in the kitchens of abandoned Arthur Treacher's franchises, you can be fairly sure your life will be panicked-trampling resistant.


How did you know that's what I do on Saturday nights?

27 Jan 2013 08:21 AM
Reply
eas81     

Derwood: Was it In the Still of the Night?


www.rockmusicstar.com +/- www.spirit-of-metal.com

/not equal...yes its early so I probably did not get the joke....
//hair band...

27 Jan 2013 08:23 AM
Reply
Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  
I have played many gigs in which I was keenly aware I would be trapped if a fire were to break out.

27 Jan 2013 08:24 AM
Reply
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  

Serious Black: badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.

What's an out exit? Does it differ from an in exit?


I meant to say scope out the exits.

27 Jan 2013 08:27 AM
Reply
Showing 1-50 of 182 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
This thread is closed to new comments.


Back To Main

More Headlines:
Main | Sports | Business | Geek | Entertainment | Politics | Video | FarkUs | Contests | Fark Party | Combined