- Title: Argentines remember victims of Cromagnon's tragedy
- Date: 30th December 2019
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (DECEMBER 30, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) MOTHER OF VICTIM, SILVIA BIGNAMI, SAYING: "That is why this is bittersweet. There have been some historic convictions. We know sentences in this country are short but for those of us, who lost loved one, it will never be enough. That's why we have said we don't want revenge but justice." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PAINTING WALL VARIOUS OF MAN LOOKING AT STILL PHOTOS OF VICTIMS WOMAN WHO SURVIVED THE FIRE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SURVIVOR OF THE FIRE, FLORENCIA, SAYING: "The lights went out so nobody was able to find the way out. The few exits there were closed. So, that made us unable to get out of that hell, that dark night. The great majority of the youngsters who managed to get out, went back in to save others and that also made the number of victims rise." VARIOUS BADGES WITH PHOTOS OF VICTIMS HANGING ON TREE MAN LOOKING AT PHOTOS OF VICTIMS PAIR OF SHOES THAT BELONGED TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS CUT OUT OF ANGELS HANGING FROM STRING GRAFFITI OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB THAT READS (Spanish) 'CROMAGNON NEVER AGAIN'
- Embargoed: 13th January 2020 20:42
- Keywords: Argentina Buenos Aires Cromagnon anniversary nightclub
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- City: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA003BC64QBN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Relatives of victims and survivors of the 2004 fire in Cromagnon, a former Buenos Aries night club, in which 194 people were killed leading to the removal of then Buenos Aires Mayor, Anibal Ibarra, gathered outside the premises of the club on Monday (December 30) to demand justice, 15 years after the tragedy.
The main demand being that Argentina impose longer sentences to the culprits behind the fire. According to local media, those found guilty have completed their sentences and been released.
The tragedy - in which more 1,400 were injured - occurred on New Year's Eve.
The blaze was caused by a flare being fired into the club's ceiling, sending burning debris on to the crowd, which in turn triggered a stampede in the dark.
Most of the victims died from inhaling poisonous gases, smoke and carbon monoxide.
It was one of Argentina's worst tragedies in recent memory.
(Production: Horacio Soria, Miguel Lo Bianco)
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