Brazil nightclub fire kills more than 200: police

At least 200 people were killed in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil on Sunday after a band’s pyrotechnics show set the establishment ablaze, local officials said. Bodies were still being removed from the Kiss nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria, Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who was leading rescue efforts at the […]

More Than 300 People Die in 2 Pakistan Fires

Over 300 people were killed when fires engulfed two factories in two major cities, renewing concerns about lax building safety measures and dismal working conditions for factory workers in Pakistan. The fires broke out Tuesday evening and swept through a shoe factory in the eastern city of Lahore and a garment factory in the southern […]

13 children killed in a fire in a shopping mall in Qatar

Two-year-old New Zealand triplets are among the 13 children killed in a fire in a shopping mall in Qatar. New Zealand media on Tuesday named the triplets as Lillie, Jackson and Willsher Weekes. Their parents, Jane and Martin Weekes, previously lived in Wellington. “Our daughter rang. What can you say? It’s absolutely devastating,”