245 Dead In Brazil Nightclub Fire: Fireworks Display Gone Wrong

Sun, January 27, 2013 10:35am EDT by 7 Comments
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How tragic. A deadly fire took the lives of at least 245 people, when a fireworks display went terribly wrong at the Kiss club in Brazil on Jan. 27.

At least 245 clubgoers have been declared dead after a Brazilian nightclub fire ravaged through the Kiss club in the early hours of Jan. 27.

It was originally reported that 90 people had lost their lives, but sadly, after seeing the extent of the fire, firefighters quickly updated the figures. The total number of victims is still unknown, civil police and regional government spokesman Marcelo Arigoni told Radio Gaucha.

The Municipal Sports Centre is currently being used as an improvised morgue.

Officials say the fire broke out at the Kiss club in the city of Santa Maria, 550km from Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, while a band was performing. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Sandro Meinerz, spokesman for the police in the city of Santa Maria, told local media that the fire happened while the band was performing, at around 2 AM.

The venue was allegedly at maximum capacity of between 1,000 and 2,000.

Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, told local newspaper Diario de Santa Maria that he helped people to escape. “I just got out because I’m very strong,” he said.

Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims. This is such sad news.

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Cu

Posted at 5:36 PM on January 27, 2013  

All I can say is OMG!!!!6

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Francielly

Posted at 1:49 PM on January 27, 2013  

É o segundo maior incêndio do Brasil

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mildred scotney

Posted at 1:30 PM on January 27, 2013  

upto I looked at the check which had said $8796, I have faith …that…my mother in law could realy bringing home money part-time from there pretty old laptop.. there mums best friend has been doing this less than twenty two months and just now took care of the loans on their appartment and got a great Alfa Romeo. we looked here,,………. BIT40.ℂOM

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English

Posted at 12:24 PM on January 27, 2013  

Can you update your figures please.

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 11:37 AM on January 27, 2013  

Holywood life in all its glory.

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sammys

Posted at 10:57 AM on January 27, 2013  

horrible. Life can be fun n stuff but this happens , too.
It’s just like newtown over again.
I’ll be praying. Xx

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Jysoar

Posted at 10:49 AM on January 27, 2013  

I’m Brazilian my prayers goes out to all the people that lost there lives bjussss

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