Tuesday, 29 January 2013 04:54
SANTA MARIA: Police in Brazil arrested four suspects Monday after a nightclub fire killed 231, left dozens more clinging to life and forced officials to defend readiness for the Olympics and World Cup.
Two owners of the Kiss club were arrested, along with a pair of musicians who starred in the ill-fated pyrotechnic show blamed for sparking Sunday's tragedy in the university town of Santa Maria in the south of the country.
President Dilma Rousseff pressed mayors across the massive South American nation to ensure that such a "terrible tragedy never takes place again."
The president, who rushed back from a regional summit in Chile to meet with grieving families, called the pain she had witnessed "indescribable."
The inferno, described as the second worst in Brazilian history, forced the cancellation of an event to mark the run-up to the country's hosting of next year's football World Cup, the biggest global sporting event.
The fire broke ...