Omar Chabán: “I could not breathe, I said to myself “I´m going to let me die”"
Argentina, November 26, 2012
Omar Chaban, sentenced to ten years in prison for the fire that ended in 2004 with the lives of 194 people in his nightclub Cromañon, revealed that at the time of the incident he “thought himself dead” and again criticized the “idiots” who threw fireworks into the place.
Recently, he gave an interview to America 24 where he said he was one of the first who saw the three boys throwing fireworks.
“I told the soundman to cut the sound because these three crazy committed a huge mistake” he argued.
He added, “As he [the soundman] was not listening and was looking to the other side, I jumped on the console and lowered the volume. It was a totally unreasonable act, because the kids were far from the stage and no one saw them throwing fireworks.”
“At one point I could not breathe, it was like a drug. In that moment I said, ‘I’m going to let me die,’” he recalled.
But moments later he felt an “ethical call,” noting “after a while he got out a hatred feeling towards the human condition.”