Photos: Deadly Brazil nightclub fire

Brazil nightclub fire

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Firefighters try to put out a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil on January 27, 2013. (Germano Roratto/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 3:58 PM

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police and firefighters said.

Police Maj. Cleberson Braida told local news media that the 245 bodies were brought for identification to a gymnasium in the city of Santa Maria.

That toll would make it one of the deadliest nightclub fires more than a decade.

 

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