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Nightclub Fire in Brazil. :-(

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police and firefighters said.

Police Maj. Cleberson Braida told local news media that the 245 bodies were brought for identification to a gymnasium in the city of Santa Maria.

That toll would make it one of the deadliest nightclub fires more than a decade.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. Officials earlier put the death toll at 180.

Civil Police and regional government spokesman Marcelo Arigoni told Radio Gaucha earlier that the total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,

The newspaper Diario de Santa Maria reported that the fire started at around 2 a.m. at the Kiss club in the city at the southern tip of Brazil, near the borders with Argentina and Uruguay.

Rodrigo Moura, whom the paper identified as a security guard at the club, said it was at its maximum capacity of between 1,000 and 2,000, and partygoers were pushing and shoving to escape.
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ZakkarysMom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM
That is sad.
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PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

My gosh!

Bmama1
by Bernadette on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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stillkim
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I heard on the news over 1,000 over capacity. That is an insane amount of people in a space. At capacity would be far to many in a disaster.

So tragic.

Lindalou907
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 5:54 AM

I just can't imagine what their parents and loved ones are feeling, that is just awful.

Bonneata
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM
My heart goes out to the families .
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by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM

:( Very sad. 

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Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

So horrible!  I can't imagine their fear.

bigmama423
by Liz on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM
How sad.
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