Brazil Fire Tragedy

Jan 28, 2013, 10:40 AM IST
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A man carries an injured man, victim of a fire at the Kiss club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

A man carries an injured man, victim of a fire at the Kiss club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Brazil`s soldiers carry a container with the remains of a victim outside a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Brazil`s soldiers carry a container with the remains of a victim outside a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Family members and friends stand around coffins containing the remains of victims after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Family members and friends stand around coffins containing the remains of victims after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Family members and friends mourn as they stand around a coffin containing the remains of a victim after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Family members and friends mourn as they stand around a coffin containing the remains of a victim after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Relatives cry next to a coffin at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Relatives cry next to a coffin at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Relatives of victims react in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Relatives of victims react in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff comforts victim`s relatives in Santa Maria, southern Brazil.

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff comforts victim`s relatives in Santa Maria, southern Brazil.

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A woman cries over the coffin of her boyfriend at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

A woman cries over the coffin of her boyfriend at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Police investigators inspect the entrance of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Police investigators inspect the entrance of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub during a fire inside the club in Santa Maria city, Brazil. A blaze raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 245 people as the air filled with deadly smoke & panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police said.

A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub during a fire inside the club in Santa Maria city, Brazil. A blaze raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 245 people as the air filled with deadly smoke & panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police said.

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A youth holds a photograph of his sister Pamella Lopes, who died in a nightclub fire, in a public square near the club in Santa Maria, Brazil.

A youth holds a photograph of his sister Pamella Lopes, who died in a nightclub fire, in a public square near the club in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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People react during a march near the Kiss nightclub honoring the victims of early Sunday`s fatal fire inside the club in Santa Maria, Brazil.

People react during a march near the Kiss nightclub honoring the victims of early Sunday`s fatal fire inside the club in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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A makeshift memorial that include pictures of the victims of the Kiss nightclub fatal fire is seen inside the gymnasium where a collective funeral was held a day earlier, in Santa Maria, Brazil.

A makeshift memorial that include pictures of the victims of the Kiss nightclub fatal fire is seen inside the gymnasium where a collective funeral was held a day earlier, in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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Girls cry in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil.

Girls cry in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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A man cries during a protest near the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil.

A man cries during a protest near the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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