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Over 150 dead in Argentina fire

December 31, 2004 14:36 IST

A fire in a discotheque in Argentinean capital Buenos Aires is reported to have killed over 150 people.

The exact number of deaths is yet to be ascertained, Interior Minister Anibal Fernandez said on Friday.

Over 1,000 people were present at the discotheque listening to a concert when the incident happenedĀ at midnight , officials said.

It is suspected that pyrotechnics during the concert could have caused the fire.