Manila, PH -20 Feb. 2009- Staff. A raucous wedding party stretching into the wee morning hours took a tragic turn when four attendees were killed while attempting acrobatic stunts on the dance floor.
Witnesses say that as the party progressed, representatives of the bride and groom’s respective families sqaured off in a series of aggressive, dance based confrontations while a DJ laid down ever faster and more intense beats. Suddenly, at the peak of the competition, two of the musical gladiators bounded on top of tables, lept into midair and collided simultaneously into a pillar. The force of the impact was enough to break the support, and a large section of the roof collapsed.
Maria Calas, 20, Burgus Bahag-hari, 32, Leon Mangubat, 40, and Ligaya Añonuevo, 27, were pronounced dead on the scene when authorities responded to several emergency calls around 4 am local time. First responders were greeted with a grisly tableau of twisted wreckage and mangled bodies. In addition to the four fatalities, scores of others suffered a range of minor and moderate injuries, mainly scrapes and contusions but also some severe fractures.
The clubs owner, Jaime Vargas, could not be reached for comment, but the club is closed pending a full investigation.
Goa – 30 Jan 2009- Staff. Dance clubs in the Indian clubbing district of Goa are reacting to the latest “Grumpy Bumpy” (लिंग योनि विस्फोट) incident which has left three critically injured in the last month alone.
The debate stems from a string of accidents centered around an increasingly popular dance move in which participants make direct pelvic contact and gyrate wildly to bass intensive electronic music. At least three people in Goa have been hospitalized in related incidents.
Gayatri Spivak, owner of Palace Grind in Goa, recalls a particluarly gruesome night when a couple suffered collectively from a dislocated hip, three fractured wrists and multiple facial lacerations. “Awful, just awful. Like two very aroused puppets for whom the strings had been cut,” she said, describing the accident.
Chief District Safety Enforcement Officer (मनुष्य जो एक औरत को नहीं मिल सकता) Sunil Ramachadran highlighted the dangers of the practice and urged caution when out at night: “Bandits or robbers may follow you home, but this danger lurks within you. We must not allow our young people to engage in such dangerous actions.”
Others however, counter that accidents simply happen. “Wherever we go, there are restrictions. You cross the street, and a car hits you. You dance and a woman tears your pants or strains a muscle. It happens,” says Andreas Merkel, a German national vacationing in the area. “If you regulate the crotch, what’s next? Foam padding on the dance floor?” he added.