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At least 245 die in Brazil nightclub fire

AP [ Updated 28 Jan 2013, 09:57:28 ]
At least 245 die in Brazil nightclub fire

Santa Maria, Brazil, Jan 27 : At least 245 people died today when a fire tore through a nightclub packed with university students in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, police said.



The death toll from the inferno stood initially at 70 but rapidly increased as firefighters searched the charred remains of the “Kiss” club, believed to have been packed with 300-400 revellers at the time of the blaze.