Description: dAppalling loss of life: Firefighters work to douse a fire at the Kiss Club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, where hundreds of people died
At least 245 people have been killed in a Brazil nightclub after a fire ravaged through the building in the early hours of this morning.
Initial reports were that 90 people perished in the blaze, but the death toll has steadily been rising as more bodies have been found in the packed nightclub. It appears to be deadliest nightclub fire for a decade.
While the official cause of the blaze has not been stated, local reports claim it was sparked by a firework set off during a band's performance.