Horrible on-scene videos, photos: Fire rages through nightclub in Brazil; More than 200 dead

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.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    No neighborhood needs these giant, oversized, high crowd capacity nightclubs. They are all holocausts just waiting to happen.

  • http://twitter.com/pirugenia Maria Mayer

    July 2013: World Youth Day and the start of a strong Catholic life of the Holy Spirit in all these young people that the media thought it could claim for dark powers (drugs, sex in promiscuity, money chasing, frivolity).

  • BeeKaaay

    Pray for the victims.