Chaotic emergency response in Brazil as nightclub fire kills hundreds

2013-01-28 00:56:17 GMT2013-01-28 08:56:17(Beijing Time)

Chaos descended on the southern Brazilian town of Santa Maria Saturday night after a massive fire swept through a busy nightclub. As of midday Sunday, at least 245 have died, with another 200 injured, making this the deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade, the Associated Press reports.

Witnesses told police that a flare or firework might have sparked the blaze — but details remain hazy.


Editor: Mei Jingya
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