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Smoke Killed Most in Brazilian Fire; Arrests Made

by AP posted Jan 28 2013 10:05AM

   SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian police say they've made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people.
     Inspector Ranolfo Vieira Junior said at a Monday press conference that the arrests are for investigative purposes. He says the detentions have five-day limits. 
     He declined to identify those arrested or the fourth person sought. 
     More than 230 people died early Sunday during the fire at a university party in southern Brazil. Police have said they think a band's pyrotechnics show ignited sound insulation on the ceiling, causing the blaze. 
     The Zero Hora newspaper quotes lawyer Jader Marques as saying his client Elissandro Spohr,  a co-owner of the club, was arrested. The paper also says two band members were arrested. 
     Funerals began Monday in the city of Santa Maria, Brazil, where the blaze took place.
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01/28/2013 10:04AM
Smoke Killed Most in Brazilian Fire; Arrests Made
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