another one for the "what were they thinking?" file

Monday, February 9, 2009

Stampede at fire festival kills 4 in South Korea

We have our own Fire Festival (AKA Fire Water Festival) going in Sokcho (right across the main road in Expo Park) this week. Luckily, Sokcho officials seem to be a bit brighter than those in Cheongnyeong. All fires here are self-contained.


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Awesome. You've got to love the 한국인, man.

My son and I were walking about a hundred metres downwind of the fire on Friday evening and walked through a rain of glowing ashes.

Coastal Gangwon should know to be careful of fire and wind, after Naksan burned down. There were firebreaks, big ones, but the wind carried fire further.

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