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Explosive concert

  • Saturday, May 5, 18:11

The blast during the Republican Party’s final campaign concert in the Republic Square on May 4 is a reason to ask why dilettantes unaware of any security measures organize mass events in the country. 

 

The first question one should ask is how could balloons blast? Helium, an inert gas, is used to fill balloons worldwide. Users have been filling social networks with posts since the evening of May 4. Most people suppose that the balloons were filled with explosive methane or hydrogen. It is difficult to say anything specific until the investigation in the incident is over. Several versions of the incidents are currently being studied: spontaneous inflammation, violation of the fire security rules, violation of the rules of using highly inflammable substances, and intentional infliction of harm.

 

This tragedy shows that security of citizens at the concert was paid little attention. Suffice it to say that young people with hundreds of balloons were staying in the middle of the square, which automatically increase the number of the injured. That 

fatal crowd of students with balloons was part of the concert’s staging: the balloons were with the campaign slogan of the Republican Party and the students were wearing wraps with the party’s logotype.

 

Only God and, more precisely, the pseudo director of the concert know why those young people were in the center of the square. In addition, they were staying directly under the platform with the concert equipment and even a short circuit might result in a blast. All this creates an impression that organizers did not think of an emergency situation at all.

 

As a result, we have over one hundred of the injured and most of them got head and hand burns. The Emergency Situation Ministry reports that as of 11:00am on May 5, 76 out of the 154 injured people are still at hospitals, with 25 of them being in the reanimation departments.  The state of 4 people is grave.

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