Firefighters outside the Kiss nightclub in Brazil
233 People Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:10

At least 233 people were killed early Sunday morning after a band’s pyrotechnics sparked a rapidly moving fire in an overly packed nightclub with too few exits in southern Brazil.

Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who led rescue efforts for the military police at the Kiss nightclub, told Reuters that the victims died from suffocation or from being trampled on when trying to flee.


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