Brazil detains band, club owners after deadly nightclub fire

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Darr247 wrote:

They need to outlaw nightclubs that hold more than 8 people… that will stop these senseless tragedies. Nobody besides the military needs nightclubs that hold more than 8 people.

Jan 28, 2013 10:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LynCe wrote:

A nightclub with no fire extinguishers, emergency exits or warning system? And an expired club license (though not for the sale of alcohol, evidently …). And the club’s video surveillance out of service for months? Things are ridiculously lax in Brazil — that is outrageous. And in a university town? Many minors are among the casualties. The Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria was a disaster waiting to happen. Where was the regulation and oversight? They had better wake up and get real in a hurry down there.

Jan 29, 2013 1:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
halloween wrote:

When you have lax laws or people who overlook saftey what do people expect. A lot of countries have no laws or do not enforce the ones that they may have. This should not be a big surpise.

Jan 29, 2013 2:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mr.Tubarc wrote:

‘NULL VOTE IN THE NEXT 236 YEARS’ – ‘each year for each soul wasted’. A challenge suggested by ‘Tubarc’ a PhD scientist thrown in the trash in a similar way like those college students. For justice we need to make Brazil the country of NULL VOTE so the international community understand our suffering, disappointment, and regret about the government we have. The vote is mandatory, so we intend to cancel our votes to show we reject a fake, expensive, inefficient, and corrupt democracy that constantly fails management on public affairs that hurts in the core our human dignity. It is launched this challenge to make SANTA MARIA and KISS NIGHTCLUB the center of change in Brazil revealing our creativity and resolve to make ends meet. If we are so talented on soccer, samba, and carnival, together we can be also the democratic country of NULL VOTE. We need to use this tragedy honoring those erased so vainly as a power for changes and making it happen for the good of us all.

Feb 02, 2013 12:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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