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    Brazil Nightclub fire kills 200+

    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.

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    "We ran into a barrier of the dead at the exit," Colonel Guido Pedroso de Melo, commander of the fire brigade in Rio Grande do Sul, said of the scene that firefighters found on arrival. "We had to clear a path to get to the rest of those that were inside."

    Officials said more than 1,000 people may have been in the club, possibly exceeding its legal capacity. Though Internet postings about the venue suggested as many as 2,000 people at times have crammed into the club, Pedroso de Melo said no more than half that should have been inside.
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    Terrible news. Absolutely terrible.

    The sister and friends of a guy I know online were in there. His sister escaped, but her friends and his best mate couldn't get out. He's understandably shattered.

    My thoughts go out to the friends and family of the victims. RIP.

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    Extremely irresponsible to be playing around with fire in such a crowded and enclosed space.

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    Terrible news. RIP.

    Pyrotechnics seems to be a common factor in many of the night club fires around the world. I would hope that the use of them would be banned or heavily restricted going forward.

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    Horrific.


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    ****. This happens a lot in South America, according to my friends there, but 200+ is ****ing crazy.


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    Jack Gibson always said nothing good ever happens after 1 a.m.

    Terrible news.
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    its always the stampede
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    Horriffic and crazy news.
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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    **** that's bad. Hate clubs even more now
    Exit pursuing a beer



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