At least 245 die in Brazilian nightclub fire 'after indoor fireworks display during band performance'. In the comment section at the Daily Mail UK it says ...
Local press reporting bouncers shut the doors to stop people leaving without paying.
- Death toll still unknown and may be higher as more bodies are pulled from wreckage while hundreds more are expected to be injured
- Official cause unknown, but reports claim it was caused by a firework during a band performance
While the official cause of the blaze
has not been stated, local reports claim it was sparked by a firework
set off during a band's performance.
Appaliling loss of life: Firefighters work to douse a fire at the Kiss Club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, where hundreds of people died
The cause of the fire is not yet known, however, Sandro Meinerz, spokesman for the police in the city of Santa Maria, told local media that the fire broke out at the Kiss club while a band was performing.
Local newspaper Diario de Santa Maria reported that the fire started at around 2am.
Club security guard, Rodrigo
Moura, is quoted in the paper as saying the venue was at maximum
capacity of between 1,000 and 2,000. He said partygoers were pushing and
shoving to escape. (read it all, see images at the Daily Mail UK)