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Argentine Nightclub Fire Kills 175

Emergency exits at a nightclub packed with teenagers were padlocked or wired shut when a flare ignited the foam ceiling, sparking a blaze that killed 175 people and injured more than 700 in one of Argentina’s worst disasters, survivors and officials said Friday.

Scores die in Argentina club fire

At least 175 people have died in a fire that tore through a crowded nightclub in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

Argentina mourns victims of nightclub blaze

THERE HAVE BEEN angry scenes outside a Buenos Aires morgue as families demanded the return of the bodies of the victims of the Cromagnon Republic nightclub fire. The death toll now stands at 177, with 50 people still in intensive care. Burials have begun, but problems identifying some victims and mandatory autopsies mean many relatives are still waiting for remains to be returned.

Families identify blaze victims

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Anguished families struggled Saturday to identify the bodies of relatives killed in a Buenos Aires nightclub fire that left at least 186 people dead, many after being trapped inside by locked emergency exits.

Buenos Aires still mourns those lost in nightclub fire

DISASTER The dead have long-since been buried, but friends and families are not satisfied that the government has done enough to prevent a recurrence of the tragedy

Argentine nightclub owner guilty in deadly fire


Judges convicted a concert promoter, three city officials and a band manager Wednesday in a 2004 fire that killed 194 people at an overcrowded working-class nightclub. The court absolved the Callejeros band of criminal responsibility for the blaze caused by fans’ fireworks.

Argentinian band convicted over nightclub fire

Court rules that Callejeros were guilty of bribery and involuntarily starting December 2004 blaze which swept through a nightclub

Argentina Nightclub Fire Kills 175

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A flare lit during a rock concert ignited the foam ceiling of a Buenos Aires nightclub packed with teenagers, starting an inferno that killed 175 people, many of them teens, and injured more than 600, officials and witnesses said Friday.

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