January 31st, 2013
My heart really goes out to the family and friends of those persons who lost their lives in the Brazil Night Club fire recently. This incident really got me thinking about our own Jamaican night clubs and dances.
Can you imagine going out to have a night of fun, and not returning home because the night club you went to, caught on fire, and it only had one exit, and no working fire extinguishers that could quell the blaze?
Well, according to reports that is what happened in this particular case.
Although the cause of the blaze is still under investigation, witnesses say that it was either a flare or fireworks lit by band members playing at the club, which caused the fire. However, what I believe is more significant is the reported one exit, and no effective fire extinguishers. How can you possibly have a night club which has only one exit and no working fire extinguishers? Absolutely ridiculous!
I believe Jamaican night club owners and those individuals who put on dances should use this tragic incident as a lesson, and get their venues in order.
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