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Deadly nightclub inferno leaves Brazil in mourning

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A massive blaze at a nightclub in Brazil killed more than 230 people and left relatives desperately searching for loved ones as horrific accounts emerged of a tragic rush to escape the inferno. 

Relatives of victims from a fire that broke out at a nightclub weep over a coffin in Santa Maria, southern Brazil on January 27, 2013. A massive blaze at a nightclub in Brazil killed more than 230 people and left relatives desperately searching for loved ones as horrific accounts emerged of a tragic rush to escape the inferno.

Shocked survivors, mostly science students in the southern college town of Santa Maria, described a traumatic scene of blocked exits and rising flames, with scores of revelers being trampled or passing out from smoke inhalation.

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