Brazil nightclub fire

Associated Press
Ines Fernandes da Silveira, aunt of victim Taise Carolina Vinhas da Silveira, 27, cries in front the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. All the elements were in place for the tragedy at the Kiss nightclub early Sunday. The result was the world's worst fire of its kind in more than a decade, with 231 people dead and this southern Brazilian college town in shock and mourning. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)

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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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