US 'to aid Brazil fire victims'

The US government is urgently shipping treatment kits for survivors of this week's nightclub fire in southern Brazil, Reuters reports. Officials say that 119 people remain hospitalized from Sunday's fire.

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Reports emerge about potential errors at nightclub

The nightclub where a deadly fire broke out did not have a fire escape, an alarm did not sound and when a band member tried to put out the blaze, the extinguisher did not work, according to the Associated Press.

According to state safety codes in Brazil, nightclubs should have one fire extinguisher every 1,500 square feet as well as multiple emergency exits.

The damaged bar area of the Boate Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, Brazil. Credit: Reuters

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