Thousands march in tribute to nightclub fire victims

Thousands mourned the victims of a Brazilian nightclub fire, which killed more than 200 people, with a silent march through the city of Santa Maria.

Many of the mourners dressed in white and carried photographs of those who lost their lives in fire during the procession.

Thousands marched through the streets of Santa Maria following the nightclub fire which killed more than 200 people. Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
People gather in front of the nightclub in Brazil after a fire there killed 233 people. Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
A man kneels downs as he mourns in front of flowers placed in tribute to the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire in Brazil. Credit: REUTERS/Edison Vara
A march is held in tribute to the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire, in Santa Maria, Brazil Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

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