Ecuador disco fire kills at least 14

Apr 19, 2008 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

“We couldn't save anyone because everything was steam and thick smoke. It was really hot”

Flames started by fireworks swept through a nightclub in Ecuador's capital on Saturday, killing at least 14 people who were unable to escape through the club's padlocked doors, a fire official said. Sixteen people were injured.

About 300 people were attending an afternoon event at the 'Factory' club in southern Quito when someone lit fireworks, sending sparks upward that ignited material on the ceiling, Quito Fire Chief Jaime Benalcazar told The Associated Press.

'The exit doors were closed and padlocked,' he said. People were trapped inside. Read more

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Matthew Arnold

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Apr 20, 2008
 
Hasn't the world learned anything from Great White? Fireworks in a club = really bad idea.
Marcia Neil

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Apr 21, 2008
 
Sounds like what happens near oil refinery in northwest PA when we need sleep and a cat comes into the city -- fireworks. [in Stuart, FL]

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