The Kiss Club in Brazil had only one working exit, so when the bands pyrotechnic display went off and started a fire terror struck and calamity ensued. Over 500 people were jam packed in this club when the flames from a flare ignited the ceiling and turned half of the patrons into corpses before they could escape the room. Witnesses report seeing bodies everywhere. Many died from asphyxiation, others were trampled trying to force their way out of the single exit. Survivor Taynne Vendrusculo, had this to say, “When I looked around, all I saw were dead bodies all around, lying on the floor. It was macabre. It all happened so fast. Both the panic and the fire spread rapidly, in seconds.” Hit the jump for more.
The incident occurred in the southern town of Santa Maria Brazil, at Boate Kiss Nightclub. Television footage showed people crying outside the club in the aftermath as police and firefighters broke down walls to make another exit for the club though I fear it may have been too late. As of today the standing death count is 245 while some 48 people were being treated at the hospital. God be with these people in this rough time of need.