NEWSHEET 30 - NIGHT CLUB FIRES

A LOOK AT A FEW NOTABLE DEADLY NIGHTCLUB FIRES

THE MOST RECENT OCCURING IN A COUNTRY SCHEDULED TO HOST THE NEXT WORLD CUP & OLYMPICS.
BOTH EVENTS AT WHICH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

 

2013 Santa Maria, Brazil

A fire at Kiss, a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, has killed at least 232. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Photo: Fire fighters work to extinguish the blaze Jan. 27, 2013. (Agencia RBS via AFP/Getty Images)

 
2009 Perm, Russia

A blaze at the Lame Horse nightclub in Perm, Russia, broke out in December 2009 when an indoor fireworks display ignited a plastic ceiling decorated with branches, killing 152.

Photo: Grieving relatives of victims killed in the Russian Fire Cry at a morgue on Dec. 5, 2009. (Mikhail Metzel, AP)

2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina

A December 2004 fire killed 194 people at an overcrowded working-class nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after a flare ignited ceiling foam.

Photo: Relatives and friends pray for the victims at a gathering near the nightclub on Jan. 1, 2005. (Ali Burafi, AFP)

 
2003 Rhode Island

A nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003 killed 100 people after pyrotechnics used as a stage prop by the 1980s rock band Great White set ablaze cheap soundproofing foam on the walls and ceiling.

Photo: A fire fighter inspects the charred interior of the nightclub on Feb. 21, 2003. (Michael Dwyer, AP)

2000 Luoyang, China

A fire blamed on a welding accident tore through a disco in Luoyang, China, in December 2000, killing 309 people.

Photo: Relatives look through photos for identification on Dec. 27, 2000. (Wang Song, Xinhau via AP)

 
1996 Quezon City, Philippines

A fire at the Ozone Disco Pub in 1996 in Quezon City, Philippines, killed 162 people, many of them students celebrating the end of the school year.

Photo: Relatives pray during a Mass in Manila on March 25, 1996. (Pat Roque, AP)

1977 Southgate, Ky

In 1977, 165 people perished and more than 200 were injured when the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., which touted itself as the Showplace of the Nation, burned to the ground.

Photo: Rescue workers sift through rubble at the Beverly Hills Supper Club on June 7, 1977. (Ed Reinke, AP)

 
1942 Boston

A fire killed 492 people at the Cocoanut Grove club in Boston in 1942, the deadliest nightclub blaze in U.S. history. The fire led to the enactment of requirements for sprinkler systems and accessible exits with emergency lights not linked to the regular lighting system.

Photo: Debris litters the sidewalk on Nov. 29, 1942, after the blaze. (AP file photo)

1940 Natchez, Miss.

In 1940, a fire ignited the decorative Spanish moss draping the ceiling of the Rhythm Night Club in Natchez, Miss., killing 209 people. Hundreds of patrons ran to the only exit. The windows had been boarded shut to keep unwanted guests from sneaking in.

Photo: Rescue workers begin the grim task of recovering the dead on April 25, 1940. (AP file photo)

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