NIGHTCLUB FIRE

  • Brazil nightclub owner blames country for fire January 31, 2013

    Santa Maria: The owner of a nightclub in southern Brazil where more than 230 people died in a fire last weekend deflected blame to "the whole country," as well as to architects and inspectors charged with making sure the building was safe, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Attorney Jader Marques said...
  • Brazil: Fireworks set nightclub ablaze, at least 245 dead January 27, 2013

    Sao Paulo: At least 245 people were killed in a fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday after a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze. The club, with a capacity of accommodating 2000 people, had only one emergency exit. In a bid to save their lives, people rushed...
  • Brazil nightclub fire kills at least 90 people January 27, 2013

    Sao Paulo: At least 90 people were killed in a nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday after a band's pyrotechnics show caused the establishment to catch fire, local officials said. Emergency officials were still counting the dead, and at least 50 people were injured, Guido Melo, commander of the fire brigade...