UPDATE: Death toll from Brazil nightclub fire hits 245: police
AFP, Sunday 27 Jan 2013

The death toll from a fire that tore through a Brazilian nightclub packed with students has risen to 245, an official said early Sunday as investigators dug through the charred remains of the building.

"There are 245 dead and 48 in the hospital," Major Cleberson Bastianello, a military police commander in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, told AFP.