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 coowner 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...