KISS Nightclub fire 27/01/2013

More than 230 die in Brazil nightclub fire


A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday morning, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured.

Brazil nightclub fire in Santa Maria kills 233

At least 233 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say.

Local media say the fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

Nightclub fire kills 233 in Brazil

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (Reuters) – A nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil early on Sunday when a band’s pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked and overcrowded exits in the ensuing panic, officials said.

Fire rips through crowded Brazil nightclub, killing 233

Workers combing through the charred wreckage of Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday encountered the eerie sound of ringing cell phones.

Glauber Fernandes, a reporter from CNN affiliate Band News, explains.

Was the Front Door Locked at Kiss Nightclub When Deadly Fire Broke Out?

One of the reasons this morning’s fire at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria was so deadly is because the front door was locked at the time the fire broke out, according to Brazilian newspaper

Brazil nightclub fire: Four charged with manslaughter

Four people in Brazil have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 241 people in The Kiss nightclub fire in January.

Two nightclub owners and two members of the band playing as the fire began are accused of “negligent homicide”.

Brazil nightclub fire: Four convicted over blaze that killed 242

A Brazilian court has sentenced four people to lengthy prison terms over the deaths of 242 club-goers in a fire during a party in 2013.

The blaze began when members of a band performing at the Kiss nightclub, in the southern city of Santa Maria, lit flares which set light to the ceiling.

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