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Santa Maria, Brazil - Jan. 28, 2013

1. Various of nightclub exterior, fire aftermath

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Santa Maria, Brazil - Jan. 27, 2013

2. Nighttime scene outside club after fire

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Santa Maria, Brazil - Jan. 28, 2013

3. Nightclub exteriors

4. Various inside community gym, people gathering to claim bodies

5. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Adilson Montero, friend of a victim:

"We can't believe this. This is something that has left its mark on the city and will leave its mark for a long time to come. It's an enormous tragedy, very big."

6. More inside community gym

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Warwick, RI - File from 2003

7. Various stills of nightclub fire aftermath

8. SOUNDBITE (audio only) Todd King, survivor of the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire : "I was only a few feet away from that stage in Rhode Island and how fast that went up I can't imagine having three or four times the people that they had in that area and the stampeding and everything else. It's really heartbreaking."

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Santa Maria, Brazil - Jan, 28, 2013

9. Various of club exterior with authorities investigating

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

IN BRAZIL ... POLICE SAY THEY HAVE MADE THREE ARRESTS IN THIS FATAL NIGHTCLUB FIRE ... AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A FOURTH PERSON.

SOME 230 PEOPLE DIED IN THE BLAZE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ... IT HAPPENED IN A CITY IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL AT A UNIVERSITY PARTY.

POLICE THINK A BAND'S PYROTECHNIC'S SHOW IGNITED SOUND INSULATION ON THE CEILING.

A LOCAL NEWSPAPER SAYS A CO-OWNER OF THE CLUB IS AMONG THOSE ARRESTED ... ALONG WITH TWO BAND MEMBERS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE ARRESTS ARE PART OF THE INVESTIGATION ... BUT THAT THOSE IN CUSTODY WILL NOT BE HELD INDEFINITELY.

MEANWHILE IN SANTA MARIA ... FUNERALS ARE BEGINNING.

AT THIS COMMUNITY GYMNASIUM ... THE TASK OF CLAIMING BODIES OF LOVED ONES.

SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Adilson Montero, friend of a victim:

THIS FRIEND OF A VICTIM SAYS "We can't believe this. This is something that has left its mark on the city and will leave its mark for a long time to come. It's an enormous tragedy, very big."

FIRES LIKE THIS HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE ... IN 2003, A NIGHTCLUB FIRE IN RHODE ISLAND KILLED 100 PEOPLE. TODD KING WAS THERE AND SURVIVED.

SOUNDBITE (audio only): I was only a few feet away from that stage in Rhode Island and how fast that went up I can't imagine having three or four times the people that they had in that area and the stampeding and everything else. It's really heartbreaking.

AUTHORITIES IN BRAZIL SAY THE CLUB APPEARED TO ONLY HAVE ONE EXIT ... WITH SECURITY GUARDS BRIEFLY PREVENTING PARTYGOERS FROM LEAVING. MOST OF THOSE WHO DIED PERISHED FROM BREATHING POISONOUS GASES ... NOT FLAMES.

LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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