Brazil nightclub fire

Associated Press
A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub during a fire inside the club in Santa Maria city,  Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.  A blaze raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 245 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.(AP Photo/Roger Shlossmacker)

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A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil in Santa Maria city on Jan. 27, killing 234 people.

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