BMA Officials Step up New Year Security in Bangkok

Big celebrations can bring with them lots of big excitement and enjoyment, but they can also be potentially deadly.  There was a painful reminder of this last year when a nightclub fire in Bangkok claimed the lives of many people, leading officials to be more careful with future celebrations.  The tragedy of the Santika Club fire last year was not just that seventy young people lost their lives, but that they did so needlessly, as the tragedy could have certainly been prevented from happening in the first place.

Thai officials hoped to prevent a repeat of the Santika incident when tens of thousands of people gathered around Central World in Bangkok to ring in the New Year.  The Bangkok Metropolitan dispatched thousands of medics and police officers to monitor the event and will work will work with officials from department stores though the New Year all th way up to January 4th to insure that everything is safe. Medics and police were dispatched to more than thirty five locations which were deemed to be high risk areas by the BMA.

Since the Santika tragedy last year both club and business owners have been taking a look at their own security and safety measures, including the installation of additional fire and safety equipment.  In addition, emergency exits have been fully inspected and prepared in case they are needed.

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