Archive for December 16th, 2009

The 2009 Santika Blaze

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Will anyone ever really get theĀ  point when it comes to the dangers of pryotechnics and improperly installed (or simply illegal) soundproofing materials?

Probably not. That’s why, a full year later, investigators are just now wrapping up the investigation into the fire in Santika, a club in the Watthana section of Bangkok.

The fire killed 67 people and injured more than 200 others during what was supposed to be a festive New Year’s celebration.

Instead they’re preparing to file criminal charges against 5 people and file lawsuits against three others, including the singer who was shooting fireworks from the stage.

Lesson learned, folks. Get some GOOD soundproofing materials, have them installed correctly, and follow your city (or country’s) fire codes!