According to a latest report lowered, 232 people died and 131 were injured in the fire in a nightclub the night of Santa Maria in the south of Brazil, according to Brazilian police.
“The number of people killed is 232, including 120 men and 112 women,” said the deputy commander of the Special Operations Battalion of the Military Police, Kings Tavares. “All the bodies were removed from inside the nightclub” is currently sealing for the purposes of the investigation, police official said. The bodies of the victims died of asphyxiation almost all, were deposited in the Municipal Sports Centre of Santa Maria where families came in groups of 20 to identify their loved ones. “This is the most difficult time,” said Secretary Assistant city Health, Julio Nunes.
According to witnesses, the fire started around 2:00 am (0400 GMT) in the nightclub Kiss in the center of the university town situated in the extreme south of the country. It has been checked that to 7:00 local. The fire started when the singer of a group that was happening in the club has a kind of small fireworks show with a Bengal fire. Sparks reached the isolation foam acoustic ceiling and flames quickly spread to the establishment which is often used at parties academics, according to testimony.