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.
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