Funerals begin for Brazil dead

Police hold two club owners as fire’s victims are laid to rest

Posted: January 29, 2013 at 2 a.m.

The first funerals began before dawn Monday for the more than 230 people killed after a fire ignited by a band’s pyrotechnics spectacle swept through a nightclub filled with hundreds of university students early Sunday in this city in southern Brazil.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 01/29/2013