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Brazil Nightclub Fire Videos: Footage Shows Horrific Aftermath Of Deadly Blaze (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

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More than 230 people were killed in a nightclub in south Brazil early Sunday morning, when a fire ignited by a flare from a band's pyrotechnic show raged through the building, the Associated Press reports.

The club, which is called Kiss, is located in Santa Maria, a university city of about 275,000 people, according to Reuters. The AP notes that it is the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.

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From the AP:

Television images showed smoke pouring out of the Kiss nightclub as shirtless young men who had attended a university party joined firefighters using axes and sledgehammers to pound at windows and walls to free those trapped inside.

Guido Pedroso Melo, commander of the city's fire department, told the O Globo newspaper that firefighters had a hard time getting inside the club because "there was a barrier of bodies blocking the entrance."

“I only got out because I am strong,” said Ezequiel Corte Real, 23, according to The New York Times.

Videos showing firefighters battling the blaze and responders tending to the injured have emerged, giving a glimpse of the chaos at the scene.

Click here for full coverage of the Brazil nightclub fire, and here for photos from the scene.

Warning: Videos Contain Graphic Content

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