Cairo fire attack
by Smelka on December 10, 2015 - 12:20pm
This morning, December 4, 2015 at 6:18AM EST, there was an attack in Cairo, Egypt that killed 16 people. The attackers were potential customers who then had an argument at the door, which quickly turned into a fistfight. The attackers threw Molotov cocktails at the door of the nightclub. Since the nightclub was in the basement of a restaurant, there was only one entrance/exit, which was covered in blazing flames. 11 men and 5 women were killed either by burns or smoke inhalations. There were 6 people suspected to be injured. One of the perpetrators was identified as a former employee of the nightclub who got fired. What I find most interesting about this story is the fact that it’s barely in the news anywhere. There’s so little information about it, which shows that attacks are only important if they happen in developed countries because developing or undeveloped countries aren’t important enough. I find this ridiculous and we should treat terrorist attacks anywhere in the world with the same respect. I also think that all places should have more security/safety measures. The nightclub that was attacked only had one entrance/exit, which is not right, because every building should always have a fire escape, which in this case would have saved 16 lives.