Police lower death toll in Brazil fire to 232

Associated Press
A man carries an injured man, victim of a fire at the Kiss  club in Santa Maria city,  Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.  Firefighters say that the death toll from a fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil has risen to 180. Officials say the fire broke out  while a band was performing. At least 200 people have been injured. (AP Photo/Agencia RBS)

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A police spokesman says officials have lowered the known death toll in from the blaze that swept through a Brazilian nightclub to 232.

Maj Cleberton Braida Bastianello earlier said 245 had died, but he says a new count of bodies brought to a local gymnasium led to a lower count.

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