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Brazil nightclub fire kills 'at least 230'

27 January 2013 Last updated at 23:03 GMT

At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials have said.

Local media say the fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

Reports say panic spread as people tried to get out.

Sangita Myska reports.