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Brazil detains band, club owners after deadly nightclub fire

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Relatives of Paula Simone Melo Prates, who died during the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, attend her funeral at the cemetery in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. The nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil on Sunday when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked exits in the...more

Relatives of Paula Simone Melo Prates, who died during the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, attend her funeral at the cemetery in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. The nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil on Sunday when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked exits in the ensuing panic, officials said. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER)
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Relatives of Carlos Alexandre Machado, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, mourn during his funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara

Relatives of Carlos Alexandre Machado, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, mourn during his funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara
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A priest prays for victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub at a collective wake at the Santa Rita cemetery in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A priest prays for victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub at a collective wake at the Santa Rita cemetery in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Cladimir Callegari, father of Mariana Callegari, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub cries during her funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara

Cladimir Callegari, father of Mariana Callegari, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub cries during her funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara
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Relatives of Mariana Callegari, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, mourn during her funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara

Relatives of Mariana Callegari, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, mourn during her funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara
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