More than 230 die in Brazil nightclub fire

  • A woman cries over the coffin of her boyfriend at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. (AP Photo)
  • Police investigators inspect the entrance of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Brazil's soldiers carry a container with the remains of a victim outside a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Family members and friends stand around coffins containing the remains of victims after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Family members and friends stand around coffins containing the remains of victims after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Family members and friends mourn as they stand around a coffin containing the remains of a victim after the bodies were identified at a gymnasium in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Relatives cry next to a coffin at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)
  • Brazil's soldiers carry the remains of a victim outside a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Brazil, Sunday. (AP Photo)