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Brazilian Nightclub Fire Shocking Photos
A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, filling the air in seconds with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers, many of whom were caught in a stampede to escape.

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A crowd stands outside the Kiss nightclub during a fire inside the club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A blaze raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 245 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.(AP Photo/Roger Shlossmacker)
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Un hombre carga a un herido en un incendio en un club nocturno en la ciudad de Santa María, en el estado de Rio Grande do Sul en Brasil, la madrugada del domingo 27 de enero de 2013. El incendio que devastó el club nocturno causó la muerte de 245 personas, en su mayoría jóvenes, informaron las autoridades. (AP foto/Agencia RBS)

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ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XSI103.- People help an injured man, victim of a fire in a club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. According to police more than 200 died in the devastating nightclub fire in southern Brazil. Officials say the fire broke out at the Kiss club in the city of Santa Maria while a band was performing. At least 200 people were also injured. (AP Photo/Agencia RBS)
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A victim of a fire in a club is carried in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. According to police more than 200 died in the devastating nightclub fire in southern Brazil. Officials say the fire broke out at the Kiss club in the city of Santa Maria while a band was performing. At least 200 people were also injured. (AP Photo/Deivid Dutra/Agencia Freelancer)
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Police investigators inspect the entrance of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through the crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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A man stands 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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A fast-moving fire roared through the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, within seconds filling the space with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers who gasped for breath and fought in a stampede to escape.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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Los bomberos trabajan en un club nocturno que se incendió en la ciudad de Santa María, en el estado de Rio Grande do Sul en Brasil, la madrugada del domingo 27 de enero de 2013. El incendio que devastó el club nocturno, causó la muerte de 245 personas, en su mayoría jóvenes, informaron las autoridades. (AP foto/Agencia RBS)

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People help an injured man, victim of a fire in a club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. According to police more than 200 died in the devastating nightclub fire in southern Brazil. Officials say the fire broke out at the Kiss club in the city of Santa Maria while a band was performing. At least 200 people were also injured. (AP Photo/Agencia RBS)
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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff comforts victim's relatives in Santa Maria, southern Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Rousseff cut short a visit to Chile early Sunday to go to Santa Maria after a deadly nightclub fire. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 200 people as panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits and gasped for air in the smoke-filled space, authorities said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Roberto Stuckert Filho/Brazil's Presidency)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. Officials counted more than 230 bodies that were brought for identification to the gymnasium in Santa Maria,(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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Relatives and friends carry the coffin of a victim out of a gymnasium where bodies where brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A fast-moving fire roared through the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, within seconds filling the space with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers who gasped for breath and fought in a stampede to escape.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. Officials counted more than 230 bodies that were brought for identification to the gymnasium in Santa Maria,(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. Officials counted more than 230 bodies that were brought for identification to the gymnasium in Santa Maria,(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. Officials counted more than 230 bodies that were brought for identification to the gymnasium in Santa Maria,(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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ADDS FACT THAT THE WOMAN WAS GIRLFRIEND OF THE VICTIM.- 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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. They were both at the Kiss nightclub when flames raced through the crowded club in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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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, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: General view of Salvador on December 6, 2012 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: The crowd are seen following Bloco Armandinho, Dodo e Osmar during Salvador Carnaval 2014 on March 03, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Vitor Brian/Getty Images)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JANUARY 11: People walk past the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, which will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on January 11, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Salvador, the original capital of Brazil, will play host six matches during the month-long tournament which begins June 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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PRAIA DO FORTE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 07: People relax on the beaches of Bahia on December 7, 2012 in Praia do Forte, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: A local fan enjoys an ice cream prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B match between Spain and Tahiti at the Maracana Stadium on June 20, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JANUARY 11: People gather in a community in Salvador, which will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on January 11, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Salvador, the original capital of Brazil, will play host six matches during the month-long tournament which begins June 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 07: A view of the city on December 7, 2012 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JANUARY 10: People gather in the historic Pelourinho neighborhood on January 10, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Salvador, the original capital of Brazil, will host six matches during the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup which begins June 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Brazilian Nightclub Fire Shocking Photos

A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, filling the air in seconds with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers, many of whom were caught in a stampede to escape.

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