EFFORTPOST Kiss nightclub fire

Context:

The Kiss nightclub fire, one of the most devastating tragedies in Brazilian history, occurred in the early hours of January 27, 2013, in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. This catastrophic event resulted in the loss of 242 lives and left at least 630 people injured. The incident unfolded at a freshers' ball organized by students from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), with most victims aged between 18 and 30 years.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1708336882562271.webp

What contributed to this happening:

The fire was ignited by a pyrotechnic device, similar to a signaling flare, used by the band Gurizada Fandangueira during their performance. The pyrotechnics accidentally set alight the flammable acoustic foam in the ceiling of the nightclub. Contributing to the high number of casualties was the lack of emergency exits; the club only had one main entrance and exit, leading to a deadly crowd crush as people attempted to escape. Colonel Guido Pedroso de Melo of the Rio Grande do Sul Fire Department reported that the club's front door was locked, trapping the victims inside.

The fire started and the band soon after a few minutes noticed the fire and all the people panicked. Many people were trampled to death as they tried to flee, But the vast majority confused the exit door with the bathroom, due to the only light there was in the middle of the darkness of the place and all that smoke. Piles of charred bodies were forming in the bathroom. The burning foam released cyanide, which rendered those young people unconscious and killed them. Whoever entered the bathroom thinking it was the way out, couldn't get out, and then died there... The Kiss nightclub had not been inspected since 2012 and the fire extinguishers were broken, empty and in some places there were no extinguishers.

Photos posted by the DJ on Facebook before the fire started:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1708336881931815.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368821095748.webp

Nightclub Floor Plan:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368814251156.webp

Television coverage on the day of the incident:

Television coverage made on the day of the incident, where the reporter talks about many people being prevented from leaving due to the very narrow exit, which resulted in people being trampled and suffocated inside. It is possible to see survivors trying to help firefighters remove people who were unable to get out. Later survivors of the fire stated that security guards tried to block the public from leaving during the fire until they were knocked down by the crowd. Those in the VIP wing had a better chance of survival because the location was closer to the exit.

Video taken on the day of the accident, probably made by a survivor lasting 9 minutes, showing the Aftermath:

Photos of the nightclub interior:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368826694784.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368830380635.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368833667493.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1708336883647217.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368839950902.webp

More pictures:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1708336884478496.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1708336884778138.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368849376771.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368850690897.webp

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368851657746.webp

Condolences and my solidarity with the relatives of the victims and survivors of this tragedy. The whole of Brazil still does not believe that this has happened. There were 242 lives taken, 242 destinations interrupted, 242 families that cry to this day. May this never happen again.
And may the culprits be duly punished.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17083368853489816.webp

Sources:

https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f237/death-pictures-245-dead-brazil-nightclub-fire-120277/

https://g1.globo.com/rs/rio-grande-do-sul/noticia/2023/01/27/boate-kiss-tragedia-completa-10-anos-relembre-incendio-e-veja-lista-de-vitimas.ghtml

https://fotografia.folha.uol.com.br/galerias/13298-interior-da-boate-kiss

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321981316/figure/fig4/AS:574180810817536@1513906781236/Stylized-top-view-plant-of-Boate-Kiss-no-scale-Around-images-source-a-from-b.png

https://extra.globo.com/noticias/brasil/saida-bloqueada-extintor-quebrado-mortes-por-asfixia-relembre-detalhes-da-tragedia-na-boate-kiss-25301202.html

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I cant believe the 2 owners and the lead singer and manbager for the band are out free with no accountability for the incident

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All nightclubs are death traps. Always be mindful where the near fire exit is. It will be dark, smoky, noisy and crowded once shit starts

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Hard to believe it's been over a decade. I remember watching coverage of this with family on either CNN or FOX. I remember so vividly thinking of the Station Nightclub Fire as I had just seen the footage of that a few weeks or months before this went down.

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everyone got the kiss of death that day

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Mate do u spend the whole day in here?

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ainda é domingo pra mim

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Here is a sandwich. I have more work for you...

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:platytired#: eu tava indo dormir

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Hehe. So brincando. Awesome post.

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ele era um post de esforço mano, mas segundo os mods, eu não fui original o suficiente para mante-los, mais de 2h de pesquisa jogada no lixo :)

Por falar em post de esforço, tu viu esse aqui? também era um post de esforço mas foi também retirado.

https://watchpeopledie.tv/h/aftermath/post/130726/fatal-plane-crash-kills-brazilian-singer

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Vi e tb postei nele. Como assim retirado?? Vc quer dizer nao classificado como effortpost?! Se for o caso, isso nem existia 2 semanas atras. O trabalho e valido e nois agradecemos

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Vc quer dizer nao classificado como effortpost?!

exato, mesmo assim, isso levou quase 2k de moedas embora

O trabalho e valido e nois agradecemos

por favor, se tiver alguma ideia de effortpost me fale

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do you really want to ask that

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@Dwhite_Dynamite effortpost pls

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lol you need to give a nigga time to read your post

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oh right!

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can you require that effortposts include sources pls so we know that a post isn't just made up nonsense ty

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yes. @lurkeguy add your sources please or it will be unmarked and the coins will go with it

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ofc! Most are in PT-BR, is there a problem?

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urls gimme urls man

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edited!

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:@lurkeguypat:

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Wow. Front door locked. One exit, and the security guards STOPPED people from escaping. Unbelieveable.

And worse - the burning foam released cyanide.

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I think I'd rather breath that in a die more quickly than trampled and burnt alive

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The same thing happened in the USA in 2003 with The Station nightclub fire how did they not learn their lesson from this 10 years later???

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It's Brazil

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In Argentina we had a similar incident on December 2004. Much closer than the US...

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I wouldn't be caught dead in a shitty nightclub...

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Yeah, if you're not getting an STD or getting robbed, you're being burned alive and/or suffocated in a sealed off bathroom with a bunch of Brazilians because Pedro and Juan wanted to play with pyrotechnics.

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Omg that is some scary shit!

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Pegando os casos mais famosos daq pros gringo pra farmar, né pretão?

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If they win, everyone loses, including themselves,” the mod said. “Likewise, in getting all the big, well-moderated porn sites taken down, these demented religious perverts will inevitably drive all porn underground into closed communities where there is no moderation or control whatsoever. It's completely backwards. Big sites like Reddit are significantly safer and better moderated than the internet in general. Driving all porn underground is profoundly dangerous and stupid. These anti-sex religious groups are all alike: they're all depraved, repressed perverts. Absolutely demented, brain-damaged imbeciles, absolutely self-defeating, too stupid to think two seconds in front of their faces.

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