Santa Maria

  • Brazil nightclub owner 'regrets' fire tragedy January 30, 2013

    Santa Maria: A lawyer representing the owner of the nightclub in southern Brazil where 235 people died in a fire last weekend says his client "regrets it very much" but insisted he was only partly to blame. Attorney Jader Marques says club co-owner Elissandro Spohr called the tragedy "a succession...
  • Brazil nightclub fire: Three people arrested January 28, 2013

    Santa Maria: Three people have been arrested in connection with the fire at a nightclub that killed around 250 people in the city of Santa Maria on Sunday. The fire started after a fireworks display set the club's acoustic insulation ablaze. Most victims died from asphyxiation. Relatives of the people who...