30 40 63 young people DIED and almost 200 were injured.
Burnt alive in a music club, during a rock album release.
No, contrary to what some news outlets believed, there was no explosion.
It all started from a simple cake firework.
The type you are probably using at little Johnny’s birthdays. Or your wedding night.
How can something so simple kill tens of people?
How can a small firework we’re probably all using even in our homes can destroy hundreds of lives?
Someone was really into saving money
The owners chose soundproofing that was flammable (very flammable actually). They had polystyrene decor on the ceilings, again not treated to become fireproof. That costs money and the owners were trying to keep a budget.
There was ONE exit only. For more than 300 people who attended the event.
There were very few fire extinguishers, no trace of any sprinklers system or anything that would be able to keep the fire at bay at least few minutes so that lives would be saved.
Greed let the owners to allow more than 80 people (as the club is approved to host) for the event. There were hundreds in an old factory turned into a death trap of a club.
Let’s not forget the rampant coruption
No building can function without permits. All kinds of them. From the Health Department, Fire Department, Police etc.
As you can guess the club had ‘some’ papers in order, but some were of the safety requirements were not met.
How could the authorities not know?
They knew. They got their bribes and just moved on. And over
30 40 people died, while almost 200 were severely injured.
Save money as much as you can on your business
No, I’m not contradicting myself here.
All of us, personal finance bloggers, try to find all kinds of ideas to help you in your money saving quest. From getting a smaller office space, smartly partitioning it, to purchasing pre-owned furniture or computers or many more creative ways to stick to a small budget.
Don’t skimp on safety though.
Don’t use flammable soundproofing and then allow for indoor fireworks.
Don’t get one door only, when the law in your country requires more (and wider at the same time).
Don’t let your greed dictate how you do business, don’t endanger your customers well being for few bucks.
In one night you’d be losing your freedom and your livelihood.
There’s absolutely nothing I could comment when it comes to the HUGE tragedy that hit so many families. How young people (most in their 20’s, one was actually 15) died, when a proper club setting would have saved most of their lives. How few heroes went back into the flames few times to save lives and eventually died there.
I am sure NOBODY wanted for this to happen, but our mistakes can sometimes be very costly.