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Little done in Brazil to improve safety after fire

Wednesday - 5/22/2013, 6:59pm  ET

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Relatives of the victims of a nightclub fire that killed 242 people early this year in southern Brazil say little has been done to improve the safety of public gathering places since the tragedy.

The relatives met Wednesday in the Brazilian capital to discuss what safety measures have been adopted since the Jan. 27 fire that destroyed the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria.

Adherbal Alves Ferreira's 22-year-old daughter Jennefer died in the fire. In his words, "Almost nothing has been done to improve the safety of nightclubs."

He said at the meeting that Brazil needs stronger laws and to demand the rules be followed and obeyed.

The nightclub had no alarm or sprinkler system and only one working exit.


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