January 29, 2013
People gather Monday to honor the victims of a fatal fire at Kiss nightclub in a plaza on the surroundings of the club in Santa Maria, Brazil. A blaze raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said.
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Penny-pinching by a band known for its onstage pyrotechnic displays may have cost more than 230 people their lives at a nightclub in southern Brazil, according to a state police inspector leading the investigation into this weekend’s deadly blaze.