Arrests Made in Connection With Fire at Brazilian Nightclub

231 dead


Brazilian police have arrested three people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.

An owner of the Kiss nightclub, a member of the band Gurizada Fandangueira, and its security chief were being questioned, police said.

A fourth person, reported to be a co-owner of the club, is being sought.

The first funerals for victims took place on Monday, as Brazil declared three days of national mourning.