Brazil Nightclub Fire Kills Hundreds
By Diane Sweet January 27, 2013 7:59 am
A fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil killed more than 200 people on Sunday. An official said another 200 may be injured after the fire at Kiss nightclub in city of Santa Maria, and up to 500 people may have been inside the club when the fire broke out. Many of the victims died from asphyxiation or were trampled to death. The fire started after the band’s pyrotechnics show ignited the ceiling and the blaze rapidly spread.