5:20 PM, January 28th, 2013
Worse, as panicked patrons fled the spreading fire, some told of being blocked at the lone exit by security guards demanding that they settle their bills before leaving, a routine measure at Brazilian clubs that proprietors employ to impede freeloaders. One security guard reported that the fire extinguisher failed to work when he tried to douse the flames.
This nightclub fire in Brazil sounds like a terrible nightmare.
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