BFP conducts surprise inspections on QC bars, night clubs
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fire Protection conducted surprise inspections on two bars and night clubs along Tomas Morato in Quezon City on Monday evening, according to a report on Radyo Inquirer 990AM Tuesday.
Quoting Fire Superintendent Samuel Terreo, BFP deputy chief for operations, the report said the two unnamed establishments were found to have ineffective emergency lights and had blocked fire exits.
The authorities looked at the fire exits, electric outlets and available fire extinguishers, the report said.
Senior Superintendent Baguio Baruello, BFP-NCR deputy district director, promised to have more surprise inspections to ensure the safety of similar establishments and their customers.
In March 1996, at least 160 people, mostly graduating students, were killed in a fire t
hat razed the Ozone Disco in Timog, also in Quezon City.
Last Sunday, at least 233 people died in a fire that gutted a nightclub in Brazil packed with students and killed merry-makers desperately clamoring to get past blocked doors. John Daryl Dimalanta
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