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Helen_of_Poi
SILVER Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:BBC News reports that a fire performer's clothes caught fire, which then spread to his fuel container, resulting in the deaths of 10 people in a nightclub in Moscow.

BBC News story

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Spanner
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Posted:Telegraph reports that it was due to a "traditional flaming drinks routine" involving lighting up the entire bar.
Traditional it may be but surely an accident waiting to happen frown


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_Clare_
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Posted:Wow... very different accounts... but still 10 people dead frown

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:Definitely something to think about when performing Risk Assessment.

Wonder when the Government's gonna take notice of the high number of deaths due to poor fire safety standards in most of their builds and introduce new laws to improve them as standard...


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Helen_of_Poi
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Posted:I was thinking that it was odd that the BBC account had no mention of juggling/breathing/spinning - in short, what kind of fire performance it was.

Reuters seems to agree with the Telegraph's version of events.

Sounds horrible though. frown


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Posted:Yikes... Maybe I'm thankful for the tight regulations in New York City.



Russia had 17000 fire deaths last year (compared to 3000 in the US which has double the population.)



Yikes indeed.



It sounds like this is a much bigger problem than some unsafe fireperformers.


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pineapple pete
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Posted:*awaits more clear information*



either way, tis no good frown



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jo_rhymes
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Posted:There seems to be differences in opinion regarding the number of people in the club. According to the Telegraph there were 160, but in the Moscow Times it mentions only 100 people.
Also, they say that the barman may have been drunk.
Not only that, but the fire alarms AND the fire extinguishers didn't work in the club. eek

Let's hope that this travesty leads to stricter regulations on health and safety. hug


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Posted:ubblol like the "moscow time" is ever going to admitt the exact amount of casualtys ubblol


they say 10 people where injured when it could be 250 people dead or injured


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

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Posted:Just awful

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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FireTom


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Posted:that is...

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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FireNix
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Posted:Ravehead - I gotta say
Be tastefull with your use of smilleys Bro
I know you dont mean it - but it dont look groovy when peeps have died - heh!!!
This is serious s'./.t - for those that lost lives, those that lost loved ones, people here, people there and....insurance premiums!!! OOOoooppps did I say that - see Performers thread!


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Mynci
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Posted:not good, shows how alchol and fire should never be mixed frown

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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