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January 28, 2013

Kiss nightclub fire: Arrests made in deadly blaze in Brazil that killed hundreds

  • four people were arrested on Monday, a day after pyrotechnics inside of a Brazilian night club misfired, burning the building to the ground before the entire crowd of 3,000-plus could escape. 232 people died in the deadly incident, which authorities revealed was partly due to the fact that all but one of the club’s emergency exits were locked when the fire broke out — which led to Monday’s arrests. More than 50 victims were buried on Monday, more than 100 remain in the hospital as a result of smoke inhalation, and the government has declared a three day period of national mourning. source
23:27 // 1 year ago
[The group] demonstrates … a great deal of innovation in the stage set up, visual effects and pyrotechnics, which makes all the difference in the unique identity of the band.
A description on the Facebook profile for the band Gurizada Fandangueira • Discussing the pyrotechnics that the Brazillian country-pop band was known for. The band had set off pyrotechnics on the stage of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria on Saturday night, leading to the deadly fire that killed 231 people. Members of the band, along with owners of the club, were being questioned about the incident, the deadliest incident of its kind in the country in nearly 50 years and one that has a TON in common with an incident that happened in the United States nearly a decade ago — The Station nightclub fire, involving the band Great White, also involved the usage of pyrotechnics in a closed space which lit the ceiling’s acoustic insulation, and the blockage of an exit that followed.
9:18 // 1 year ago