Kheyvis fire

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Kheyvis fire
DateDecember 20, 1993 (1993-12-20)
VenueKheyvis nightclub
LocationOlivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinates34°30′51.141″S 58°28′36.797″W / 34.51420583°S 58.47688806°W / -34.51420583; -58.47688806Coordinates: 34°30′51.141″S 58°28′36.797″W / 34.51420583°S 58.47688806°W / -34.51420583; -58.47688806

The Kheyvis fire was a fire in the Kheyvis nightclub in Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. On 20 December 1993, a fire in the club caused the deaths of 17 teenagers in a graduation party for the La Salle College. It is believed to have been caused by the burning of furniture as a prank, although no one was charged with starting it.

The Kheyvis fire led to tougher regulations, including mandatory emergency exits and extensive security inspections of existing nightclubs. Until the República Cromagnon fire on 30 December 2004 in Buenos Aires, the Kheyvis fire was the worst nightclub tragedy in Argentine history.

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