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Old 01-28-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SANTA MARIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil early on Sunday when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked and overcrowded exits in the ensuing panic, officials said.

The blaze in the university town of Santa Maria was ignited by sparks from pyrotechnics used by the band for visual effects. They set fire to soundproofing on the ceiling and the club rapidly filled with toxic smoke, local fire officials said.

Nightclub fire kills 233 in Brazil | Top News | Reuters
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Yeah, it's been all over the news here. Really awful... my heart goes out to all those poor peoples' families.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Very sad. Some nights ago I had a nightmare with fire, smoke, deaths... terrible. Two days after, this tragedy happens. Perhaps it was a premonition. My last holidays were in the city of Gramado, only few kilometers far from Santa Maria. The media here in Brazil is currently showing news about this every time. It was actually a set of errors which caused this, not a single factor.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Club owner has tried to commit suicide:
Deadly fire weighs heavy in Brazil; club owner attempts suicide - CNN.com
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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The security guards blocked the entrance so people wont come out without paying money, what i dont get is if everyone was in terror running, screaming why would they block it.
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