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Relatives of one of the victims of the blaze in a disco on the eve cry at the municipal cemetery in Santa Maria, southern Brazil. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Brazil nightclub fire kills hundreds

A fire at a nightclub in Brazil killed dozens and injured more than a hundred people, mostly from smoke inhalation, Brazilian authorities said.

Relatives of one of the victims of the
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Relatives of one of the victims of the blaze in a disco on the eve cry at the municipal cemetery in Santa Maria, southern Brazil. (Jan. 28, 2012)

A woman cries over the coffin of a
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A woman cries over the coffin of a victim of a fatal nightclub fire at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives cry next to a coffin at a
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Relatives cry next to a coffin at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification after a fatal fire in a nightclub claimed the lives of more than 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

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A man cries during the burial of Vinicius Rosado, who died in a nightclub fire, at a cemetery in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 28, 2013)

The relative of a victim of the fire
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The relative of a victim of the fire that killed more than 230 people at a nightclub in southern Brazil mourns over a coffin in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

A nurse walks toward the relatives of the
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A nurse walks toward the relatives of the victims of a fire that broke out at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives of victims from a fire that broke
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Relatives of victims from a fire that broke out at a nightclub mourn together in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

A medic speaks on the phone amid relatives
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A medic speaks on the phone amid relatives of victims from a fire that broke out at a nightclub in Santa Maria in southern Brazil, killing more than 230 people. (Jan. 27, 2012)

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Relatives mourn the loss of more than 230
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Relatives mourn the loss of more than 230 people who died in a fire that broke out at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil during a university party. (Jan. 27, 2012)

Relatives of victims react to the deaths of
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Relatives of victims react to the deaths of more than 230 people from a fire in a crowded nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

A relative of a victim of the nightclub
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A relative of a victim of the nightclub fire that broke out during a band's pyrotechnics show is comforted in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives of victims from a fire at a
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Relatives of victims from a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil weep in the aftermath of the tragedy that killed more than 200 and injured more than 100 more. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives of the victims of a fire that
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Relatives of the victims of a fire that broke out at a nightclub weep in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

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A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub in
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A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria in southern Brazil while a fire burns inside, killing hundreds. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Injured people lie on the ground outside the
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Injured people lie on the ground outside the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria in Brazil after a fire that broke out during a student party. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Police agents give water to a woman after
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Police agents give water to a woman after a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil that claimed hundreds of lives and left hundreds more injured. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Firefighters douse a fire at the Kiss Club
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Firefighters douse a fire at the Kiss Club in Santa Maria city in southern Brazil, where a fire broke out while a band was performing. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Firefighters try to put out a fire at
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Firefighters try to put out a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria in southern Brazil. Firefighters searched the charred remains of the establishment as they attempt to establish the scale of the disaster.(Jan. 27, 2012)

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A map shows the location of Santa Maria
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A map shows the location of Santa Maria in southern Brazil, where a nightclub fire killed more than 200 people, leaving hundreds more injured. (Jan. 27, 2012)

People run away as firefighters try to put
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People run away as firefighters try to put out a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

The victims of a nightclub fire receive medical
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The victims of a nightclub fire receive medical assistance in a street of Santa Maria in southern Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives of the victims of a nightclub fire
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Relatives of the victims of a nightclub fire that killed hundreds embrace as they wait for information in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Relatives of victims cry after a fire that
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Relatives of victims cry after a fire that claimed hundreds of lives during a boisterous student party at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

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Relatives of victims cry after a fire at
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Relatives of victims cry after a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, where hundreds died of smoke inhalation and more than a hundred more were injured. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff comforts the relatives of
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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff comforts the relatives of victims of a nightclub fire in Santa Maria, southern Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a press conference
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a press conference in Santiago, Chile on the fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil that killed hundreds and left hundreds injured. (Jan. 27, 2013)

The victims of a nightclub fire in southern
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The victims of a nightclub fire in southern Brazil receive medical assistance on a nearby street. (Jan. 27, 2013)

People help an injured man, victim of a
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People help an injured man, victim of a fire in a club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. (Jan. 27, 2013)

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Firefighters try to put out a fire at
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Firefighters try to put out a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria in Brazil. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff interrupted her visit to Chile to deal with the disaster. (Jan. 27, 2013)

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a
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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria in southern Brazil where a fire tore through during a boisterous student party, police said. (Jan. 27, 2013)

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