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Blaze breaks out at Brazilian Nightclub

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By Haley Egle
News sources have indicated that a vicious fire ripped through the Brazilian nightclub Kiss on Sunday morning killing over 230 university students. According to The Lede the fire is said to have been sparked as a result of a pyrotechnics display put on by the band Gurizada Fandangueira during their set. By the time party goers realized what was happening, it was too late. At that point the thick smoke that resulted from the blaze had spread throughout the club, causing the students to choke on the smoke they were inhaling. The crowd pushed toward the single exit where at first they were blocked from leaving by security guards said police inspector Marcelo Arigony according to the Star Tribune. First responder's attempts to help clear the mass of people from the club were hindered by the number of bodies blocking the entrance as Guido Pedroso Melo, commander of the city's fire department, told the O Globo newspaper. According to the Star Tribune, this nightclub fire is said to have been the deadliest the world has seen in over a decade.

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