Boras 1978 – A Swedish Cocoanut Grove Disaster
This paper discusses the 1978 hotel fire in Boras, Sweden. Schools had just ended & many young people had been in the restaurants & disco. 20 of them were killed in the fire & 49 injured. 135 people who were in the disaster area when fire broke out were surveyed by questionnaire 3 months later. This paper provides preliminary results. Respondents reported on psychological & psycho-somatic “symptoms” in the days following the fire & 3 months later. They included comments on their experiences.