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    Re: Another in the chain of Russian explosions

    It's Russia's appalling health and safety standards. Hundreds die in similar fires every year.

    " ... Svetlana Kuvshinova, who was in the club when the fire began, said the flames "took seconds to spread".
    "It was like a dry haystack. There was only one way out. They nearly stampeded me," the Associated Press quoted her as saying.
    Another eyewitness told local TV: "When the merry-making started, when they were warming up, they set off fireworks.
    "When I turned back, I saw drops falling off the ceiling and then there was a lot of smoke. Later this huge flame was moving along the ceiling," the unnamed woman said.
    A spokesman for the prosecutor-general's main investigative unit told Itar-Tass that it was not a terrorist attack.

    "We are talking about a failure to observe fire regulations," he said. .... "

    BBC News - Russia nightclub fireworks blast kills scores

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    Re: Another in the chain of Russian explosions

    I was so accurate in my assessment.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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