Monday, August 2, 2004

Horrible Tragedy the Result of Greed?

From ThisisLondon:

"Hundreds of people were left to die inside a blazing supermarket after security staff locked doors to prevent customers from running out without paying, it emerged today.

Initial reports suggested as many as 340 people were killed when the fire tore through a large shopping centre in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion after an industrial propane tank exploded.

Police have charged the store's owner Juan Pio Paiva and his son Daniel with homicide after they allegedly ordered security personnel to lock down every exit. Firefighters had to batter down the locked main entrance to the complex before they could reach hundreds of trapped shoppers. "


  1. The seems to be no limit to man's selfishness and inhumanity.
    May the dead rest in peace, and may the murderers be prosecuted.

  2. The owners may have been acting out of greed by locking shoppers inside. You should ask them after they're hanging from nooses if it was in their long-term best interest. I suspect not.

    What should be condemned here is their stupidity.

  3. What acceptable reason could there possibly for locking
    people inside a buring building? No one is that stupid.

  4. That's just it. A stupid people wouldn’t use reasons, relying instead on emotional gut responses.

    And yes, some people are that stupid.

  5. That's for sure!


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