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Last Updated: Friday, 31 December, 2004, 09:42 GMT
In pictures: Argentina club fire
Police and ambulances outside the Buenos Aires club
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Scores of people die and hundreds more are injured when fire engulfs a club in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Injured club-goers are helped to an ambulance
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Thousands of young people inside the club flee in panic as thick smoke fills the venue.
Abandoned shoes line a corridor in the nightclub in Buenos Aires
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Reports say many people were crushed in the rush to the exits.
Emergency workers attend to the injured outside a club in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Most of the casualties are thought to have died from smoke inhalation.
Injured club-goers are taken away in an ambulance
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Many of the wounded taken to hospital are suffering from severe burns.
Fire inspectors inside the burned-out nightclub in Buenos Aires
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Officials say they do not know exactly what caused the blaze...
Witnesses speak to Argentine television
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...but witnesses say it started after a flare or firework was shot at the ceiling, setting light to the roof.
A young man outside the nightclub in Buenos Aires
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The local authorities say they expect the death toll to rise further.

Scores die in Argentina club fire
31 Dec 04 |  Americas


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