Hundreds die in Brazilian nightclub fire

Posted on: 3:33 pm, January 27, 2013, by

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More than 200 people are dead after a fire at a Brazilian nightclub.

More than 90 are in the hospital after they couldn’t escape the club fire, which happened in the southern town of Santa Maria.

The Brazilian government says many people died of smoke inhalation and some were trampled trying to get out of the building.

They also say about 2,000 people were inside the club when the fire broke out, which is double the maximum capacity allowed.