Wow RT @AJELive: The death toll in a nightclub fire in Brazil has risen to 245, according to police. More details soon...—
Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 27, 2013
Heartbreaking news this morning: A fire raced through a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, after a reported pyrotechnic display, killing hundreds.
The death count has now climbed to 245.
Twitter users post video and photos from the horrifying and heartbreaking scene. (Warning: Disturbing photos and video.)
The list of victims keeps growing.
Calls for blood donations go out on Twitter.
“Help the victims of the fire at the Disco Kiss donating blood. Address is Av Pres. Vargas, 2291.”
And prayers go up from across the globe.
Two hashtags are being used to offer prayers and to relay information: #PrayForBrazil and #PrayForSantaMaria
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their families. Twitchy will continue to monitor this heartbreaking story and will update with further developments.