More than 230 people died on Jan. 27 during a fire during a university party in southern Brazil. Police said they think a band’s pyrotechnics show ignited sound insulation on the ceiling, causing the blaze.
Pictured: A victim’s relatives cried at the municipal cemetery on Jan. 28 in Santa Maria, Brazil.
Cladimir Callegari, father of fire victim Mariana Callegari, cried during her funeral on Jan. 28.
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Relatives and friends carried the coffin of Vinicius Rosado through a cemetery during his burial in Santa Maria, Brazil, on Jan. 28.
Air Force members fired their rifles in homage to Giovani Krauchenberg, one of the victims of the disco blaze.
The front pages of the main Brazilian newspapers in a newsstand in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 28 had images and headlines related to the tragedy.
A man, who was wounded during a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, was transferred from a hospital in Santa Maria to receive treatment in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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A crowd stood outside a Brazilian nightclub while a fire blazed inside on Jan 27.
It was the deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.
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The fire is believed to have started after a performing band lit pyrotechnics
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The fire erupted during a boisterous student party, police said.
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People helped an injured man.
Police inspected the entrance of the nightclub after the fire.
Relatives of victims attended a collective wake.
Victims' bodies were identified at a gymnasium.
A man stood near coffins containing the remains of victims after the bodies were identified.