Hundreds Die In Brazil Night Club Fire

By Newsroom America Staff at 27 Jan 2013

(Newsroom America) -- Over 200 people have died in a nightclub fire at the Kiss club in Santa Maria in Brazil with over a hundred people reported injured.

Reports quoting local media say the fire began at about 2am when a band let off fireworks in the nightclub, with many killed by toxic fumes or were trampled to death as they tried to escape.

As many as 2000 people were believed to be in the club when the fire started, with CNN reporting that was 1,000 over capacity.

Most of the victims believed to be young people.

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