28/01/13 06:05 CET
| updated xx mn ago
| updated at xx
Relatives and friends have gathered at a school gym-turned-makeshift-morgue to mourn the victims of a nightclub fire in southern Brazil.
It is thought stage fireworks set off a blaze inside the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria.
Those inside, the majority of them young people, died from asphyxiation or from being trampled.
Latest reports suggest at least 230 have been killed. Those who survived managed to find the emergency exits.
“You never think this will happen to anyone you know,” said one man. “I have seen friends being buried today. I saw two brothers being buried and I have just found out that another one of my friends is among those who died.”
Another man spoke of the sadness of losing his son. “My son was full of life,” he told reporters, “and full of health at 27 years old.”
Footage captured on mobile phones inside the nightclub showed massive confusion and panic.
More than 100 people are being treated in hospital after breathing in smoke.
The first funerals will be held today. President Dilma Roussef has cut short a visit to Chile to return to Brazil to visit relatives of the victims and survivors.
- 1Einstein was right! Scientists confirm that gravitational waves exist
- 2Turkey threatens to unleash refugees on Europe
- 3Albert Einstein and the incredible discovery of gravitational waves
- 4Major powers agree on truce in Syria “within a week”
- 5Democratic nomination: Clinton crushes Sanders – thanks to “superdelegates”
- 1Turkey blames US for ‘sea of blood’ in region
- 2Einstein was right! Scientists confirm that gravitational waves exist
- 3Nigeria: suicide bomber turns herself in after recognising relatives among potential victims
- 4Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
- 5World powers arrive in Munich hoping to resurrect Syrian peace talks
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2International news | euronews, latest international news
- 3Madrid to appeal Catalan road to independence from Spain
- 4Hope vs harsh reality: challenges to global education goals in the 21st century
- 5Partnering to grow Europe
- 6Turkey: Explosion hits Istanbul’s main tourist district
- 7Thousands in Bucharest blame corruption for Friday’s nightclub blaze
- 8Extras : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 9Jorge Lorenzo clinches his third MotoGP title in Valencia
- 10latest Learning World - All Programmes | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 11Macedonian Postcards: The Mavrovo National Park
- 12Moldova: protesters storm Parliament
- 13International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 14Benzema questioned in French sex tape case
- 15Merroussis clinches the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon
- 16Norway sends Syrian refugees back to Russia
- 17Paris: “I would rather see my brother in prison than in a cemetery”
- 18Evo Morales celebrates his birthday by playing football
- 19Special Reports : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 20Humans consume more than planet can produce on ‘Earth Overshoot Day’
Latest world news
Greek farmers protesting pension reform plans clash with riot police
Zika link to microcephaly may be weeks away, says WHO
Malheur standoff ends; final four surrender
49 detainees dead after Mexico Topo Chico prison riot
Positive reactions to Syria ceasefire deal, but challenges lie ahead
Wires > News
- 14:50 CET No one believed killed or injured in Istanbul building collapse -…
- 14:40 CET U.S., allies stage 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq -…
- 14:30 CET Pakistan says no ‘organised presence’ of Islamic State, despite…
- 14:19 CET New app helps young Iranians avoid ‘morality police’
- 14:18 CET Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid
- 14:10 CET India’s top court says Gandhis need to face trial in corruption…
- 13:30 CET Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba
- 13:16 CET Rwanda to send Burundi refugees to other countries after …