3 arrested for Brazil fire

2013-01-28 16:47
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Nightclub fire kills over 200

A fire that brokeout in a nightclub in Brazil has killed over 232 people and left 131 injured. See all the pictures.

Santa Maria - Brazilian police say they've made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people.

Police spokesperson Ranolfo Vieira Junior said at a Monday press conference that the arrests are for investigative purposes.

He says the detentions have five-day limits.

He declined to identify those arrested or the fourth person sought.

More than 230 people died early on Sunday during the fire at a university party in southern Brazil. Police have said they think a band's pyrotechnics show ignited sound insulation on the ceiling, causing the blaze.

The Zero Hora newspaper quotes lawyer Jader Marques as saying his client Elissandro Spohr, a co-owner of the club, was arrested.

The paper also says two band members were arrested.

Funerals began on Monday in the city of Santa Maria, Brazil, where the blaze took place.

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