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Monday, January 28, 2013

HORROR: Over 245 Killed In Brazil NightClub Fire


At least 245 people were killed in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil yesterday (Sunday) after a band’s pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze, and fleeing patrons were unable to find the emergency exits, local officials said. Bodies were still being removed from the Kiss nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria, Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who was leading rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told Reuters as at press time.
Local officials said 180 people were confirmed dead, and Ferreira said the death toll would rise above 245. He said the victims died of asphyxiation or from being trampled, and that there were possibly as many as 500 people inside the club when the fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. Television footage showed people sobbing outside the club, while shirtless firefighters used sledge hammers and axes to knock down an exterior wall to open up an exit. “It was really fast. There was a lot of smoke, really dark smoke,” survivor Aline Santos Silva, 29, told Globonews TV.

May their souls RIP.

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