Relatives of victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub, Brazil, attend a wake in the southern city of Santa Maria
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Brazil nightclub fire: Wakes held for victims at gym

Wakes and funerals are taking place for victims of Brazil's nightclub fire, as three people are arrested in connection with the incident.

Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for 231 people killed in the blaze in the southern city of Santa Maria.

The fire reportedly started after a member of a band playing at the Kiss nightclub lit a flare on stage.

The BBC's Julia Carneiro reports from a local gym where families are keeping vigil by loved ones' coffins.

  • 28 Jan 2013
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