16 People Charged in Connection With Brazil Nightclub Fire That Killed Over 240 People

by Colonel on March 22, 2013

“Police said the blaze started when the singer of a band held a firework close to the ceiling, which then caught fire.

The singer, the band’s producer, the club’s owners, and fire officials will be charged with negligent homicide.

Many said that the security guards at the Kiss nightclub at first tried to stop people from leaving. …

The fact that the club only had one door was described by the investigators compiling the report as a “grotesque safety failure”. Escape routes and lighting in the club were also found to be inadequate.

The club was found to be overcrowded. …

All of the 241 victims were found to have died of asphyxiation as toxic fumes from the insulation foam quickly spread through the club. Police believe that five of those killed were [going] into the club to try to rescue others.

” — Copyright 2013 BBC

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