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16 face charges over Brazil nightclub fire that killed 241

Aftermath of the fire in a club in Santa Maria Credit: REUTERS/Yuri Weber/Agencia O Dia

Police say they are seeking criminal charges against 16 people in connection with the nightclub fire that killed 241 people in southern Brazil earlier this year.

Inspector Marcelo Arigony said that the mayor and fire chief of the city where the fire took place were also responsible for the tragedy because of poor safety inspections of the night club.