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.
Police raise death toll to 245 in southern Brazil nightclub fire
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.
Thinking of my friends in Brazil. Such dreadful news. My heart cries for you—
Keith Tomlinson (@iankeithtom) January 27, 2013
So sad to hear about the fire in Brazil. Thoughts n prayers to the victims and their families. RIP—
Carmen Soo (@carmensoo) January 27, 2013
Prayers go up for the 245 that lost their lives in Brazil. So sad. God be with the families.—
MRS Franklin (@Nicole_wit_an_M) January 27, 2013
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.