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Nightclub Blaze

After a fireworks display at a nightclub in Russia during which the roof caught fire over 100 people are dead at an event celebrating the club’s anniversary.

“At least 101 people have died following an explosion at a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, 1,400km (870 miles) east of Moscow. Officials said fireworks caused the blast and that most victims had died from smoke inhalation. More than 140 people were reported injured in the accident, which happened at 2315 local time (1815 GMT). The Lame Horse nightclub had been celebrating its eighth anniversary, emergency services said. Regional public security minister Igor Orlov told Itar-Tass news agency: “There were fireworks launched at the scene, and one hit the plastic ceiling, setting all ablaze. People panicked and succumbed to burns, general crush and gas poisoning.”


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