Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

More than 200 people, most of them college-aged, are dead following a fire at a nightclub called Kiss in Brazil.

This is what Kiss looked like before the fire. It's located in the middle of Santa Maria, a city in the southernmost region of Brazil, near the country's borders with Argentina and Uruguay.

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Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

This is what the club looks like this morning.

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Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

At the time the fire broke out, officials believe there were 2,000 people in Kiss — double the club's 1,000-person capacity.

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Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

"The smoke spread very quickly," Aline Santos Silva said. Silva survived the fire and told the GloboNews television network: "Those who were closest to the stage, where the band was playing, had the most difficulty getting out."

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Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

Families gather outside the charred club, looking for relatives who were inside when the fire broke out. Many of the dead bodies were found near's the club's exit, as well as in bathrooms.

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Horrifying Images from the Brazilian Nightclub Fire

"It is a scene of horror." - Elizabeth Shimomura, police investigator

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