At least 180 people are dead Sunday following a nightclub fire in southern Brazil.
The fire broke out during a college party at Kiss, a nightclub in Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul, the country’s southernmost state.
The Associated Press reports that at least 200 people were injured.
The O Globo newspaper says between 300 and 400 people were on site at the time. Officials say the fire began at around 2:30 a.m. when a band was performing.
O Globo said the club had only one exit, and those inside panicked as they tried to get out. Firefighters opened a hole in the outer wall to allow more people to escape.
We’ll have more details about the death toll and the cause of the fire as we they emerge.