Tag Archives: Hemskheter

Brand

Efter det här med karusell-dörrarna har jag läst på lite om hur det är att brinna inne. Här är några länkar till hemska artiklar på wikipedia om man vill läsa om stora bränder. Eh. En del grejer vill man bara  börja gråta över när man läser.

Cocoanut Grove fire

”Other unlocked doors /…/ opened inwards, rendering them useless against the crush of people trying to escape. /…/ had the doors swung outwards, at least 300 lives could have been spared. Many young soldiers perished in the disaster, as well as a married couple whose wedding had taken place earlier that day.”

Iroquois Theatre fire

”Patrons who were able to escape via the emergency exits on the north side found themselves on the unfinished fire escapes. Many jumped or fell from the icy, narrow fire escapes; the bodies of the first jumpers broke the falls of those who followed them.”

Victoria Hall disaster

”With the compressive asphyxia of 183 children between 3 and 14 years old, the disaster is the worst of its kind in British history”


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Flodvåg

Mycket mycket jobbigt med tsunami naturligvis. Med det sagt så är den här bilden, som visar hur flodvågen färdas, onekligen fascinerande.