Brazil officials question band, club owners after deadly fire
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 00:52
Jan. 29 - Band members and the owners of a nightclub in Brazil in which more than 230 people died are in police custody for questioning. Julie Noce reports.
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Days after a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil, thousands gathered to remember the victims.
Residents in the town of Santa Maria in southern Brazil walked through the streets carrying balloons and photos, holding back tears.
More than 230 people died at Kiss nightclub over the weekend when a band's pyrotechnics display triggered a fire and subsequent stampede
Police in Brazil have detained, but not arrested, three of the nightclub owners and two band members for questioning.
During an interview on local TV, a guitarist in the band said he thought he was going to die.
Brazils safety standards and emergency response capabilities have been thrust into the international spotlight as the country prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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