Band and owner arrested after music venue fire kills 235 in Brazil

Two members of a band and the music venue owner have been arrested after a fire in the Brazilian venue killed 231 people.
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Police have arrested the owner of Santa Maria nightclub ‘Kiss’ as well as two members from the band Gurizada Fandangueira, who were playing the night a fire broke out in the venue, claiming the lives of 235 people.

The fire is believed to have been started by a pyrotechnics malfunction, and police have announced that they are investigating the incident. In the meantime, club owner Elissandro Sphor and two members of the band, including the vocalist – who is believed to have set off the flare that proved deadly – are being held in custody.

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