Worldwatch

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Injured blaze survivors being treated outside the Buenos Aires club

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Argentinean police arrested the owner of a nightclub in downtown Buenos Aires after a blaze killed at least 175 and injured more than 700. Interior Minister Aníbal Fernández said that four of the disco's six doors had been wired shut, snaring the mostly young clubgoers in what he called "a mortal trap." Fernandez also warned that the death toll was likely to rise. Thousands of people, many in their teens and 20s, had packed into the Cromagnon Republic disco to celebrate the end of the school year. The Argentinean rock band Los Callejeros was playing when the...

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