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Nightclub fire toll 233, Brazil in mourning

Last updated on: January 28, 2013 15:44 IST

Brazil mourns for victims of nightclub fire

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Brazil continued to mourn the loss of 233 lives in a horrific fire at a nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.

As many as 116 people were injured in the blaze; many of them are fighting for their life in the local hospitals.

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Image: The Boate Kiss nightclub after the devastating fire
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Santa Maria is a major university town and most of the victims were college students.

Most of the victims died of smoke inhalation, said authorities. A large number of people were also trampled during the stampede to rush out of the nightclub after the fire broke out.

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Image: The Boate Kiss nightclub after the devastating fire
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Some locals who had visited the night club earlier said that the exit signs on the door were not visible in the dark.

The fire started at 2 am local time at the Kiss nightclub. According to reports, the fire broke out when a band was performing inside the club, along with a pyrotechnic show.

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Image: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff addresses the media about the nightclub fire
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One of the members of the band lit a flare during the performance, setting the ceiling on fire by mistake.

The fire spread across the nightclub within minutes, said survivors.

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Image: Relatives of the victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub react at a collective wake in Santa Maria
Photographs: Edison Vara/Reuters
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Some survivors claimed that guards at the club had locked the emergency exit doors as they did not want people to leave without paying for their drinks.

The metallic barriers outside the club, meant to keep the entrants in a single line, also prevented people from leaving quickly.

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Image: Relatives of Shaiana Antoline mourn over her coffin during a collective wake for victims of the fire
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was in Chile to attend the Europe-Latin America summit, cut short her visit.

She reached Santa Maria on Monday and the survivors and family members of the deceased victims.

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Image: A relative of victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub attends a collective wake in Santa Maria
Photographs: Edison Vara/Reuters

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The shocked nation called off an event to start the 500-day countdown to the foortball World Cup tournament next year.

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Image: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff consoles relatives of the victims
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