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Hundreds dead in Brazil nightclub fire

Updated 7:14 PM ET, Tue January 29, 2013
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Relatives and friends of Paraguayan student Guido Britez, 21, who died in a fire at the Kiss nightclub in Brazil, carry his coffin during the funeral in Asuncion on Tuesday, January 29. More than 230 people died and more than 120 were injured early Sunday when a fire tore through the nightclub packed with university students in southern Brazil, police said. NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Guido Britez's family attends the funeral on January 29. NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Mauro Hoffman, co-owner of the Kiss nightclub, is taken into custody by police in Santa Maria, Brazil, on Monday, January 28. Emerson SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
Residents of Santa Maria, Brazil, hold a march on January 28 to honor the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire and demand justice for them. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Residents march along Rio Branco Avenue on January 28, demanding justice for and to honor the Kiss nightclub fire victims. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
A violinist comforts another during the march on January 28. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators carry candles through the streets in Santa Maria on January 28. ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers carry the coffin of a victim of the nightclub blaze on January 28. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
A priest celebrates Mass in a public square in the center of Santa Maria on January 28. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners cry at the municipal cemetery on January 28. ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
The entrance to the Kiss nightclub is covered in soot on January 28. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives and friends of one of the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire gather during the funeral at Santa Rita Cemetery in Santa Maria on January 28. ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters stand at the burnt-out entrance of the Kiss nightclub on Sunday, January 27, in Santa Maria, Brazil. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives wait to identify victims at the municipal gymnasium in Santa Maria on January 27. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives of victims weep during a funeral in Santa Maria on January 27. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives pray at the wake of a victim on January 27 in Santa Maria. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives of a victim of a fire that broke out at the Kiss nightclub weep during the funeral in Santa Maria, Brazil, on Sunday, January 27. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
A woman weeps on a coffin as relatives of the nightclub fire victims identify bodies. Neco Varella/EPA/LANDOV
People console each other during a collective wake for the victims of the nightclub fire. Stringer/REUTERS/LANDOV
A coffin decorated with a photograph and image of the Virgin Mary is surrounded by mourners. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, right, consoles relatives of victims of the fire. Roberto Stuckert Filho/reuters/Brazilian Presidency/Handout
Emergency personnel gather outside the burned-out Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil. The nightclub is popular with young people, drawing between 2,000 and 3,000 people a night on the weekends. GERMANO RORATTO/epa/landov
A firefighter, center, carries a victim away from the blaze. GERMANO RORATO/epa/landov
Residents look on as bodies of victims are transferred from the site of the fire to a municipal sports center. XINHUA/LANDOV
People cry after a getting news about the deadly fire. LAURO ALVES/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze that broke early Sunday. Deivid Dutra/epa/landov
Victims were dragged out of the nightclub and received preliminary medical treatment on the ground. Germano Roratto/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters, onlookers and police gather outside the burned-out club. Deivid Dutra/epa/landov
A grieving woman talks on her cell phone after the fire. LAURO ALVES/AFP/Getty Images