Rare fire tornado sparked by Brazil brush fires
Aug 25, 2010
Monday October 21, 2013
Shares of sugar producers rose today as the international price of the commodity surged after a fire severely damaged warehouses belonging to Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol cooperative in the port of Santos.
World | Reuters | Saturday October 19, 2013
A fire ravaged Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil on Friday, paralyzing operations of the world's biggest sugar trader and putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for six months or more.
World | Reuters | Saturday February 2, 2013
A judge in southern Brazil ordered 30 more days of detention on Friday for the owners of a nightclub and band members involved in a fire that killed 236 in the college town of Santa Maria last weekend.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 31, 2013
An owner of the Brazilian night club where 235 people perished in a weekend fire tried to commit suicide, police said on Wednesday, as the number of survivors seeking medical treatment after the disaster continued to rise.
World | Reuters | Wednesday January 30, 2013
Cities across Brazil are cracking down on nightclubs to ensure that they comply with fire regulations after a weekend blaze destroyed a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria, killing 235 people.
NDTVSports | Tuesday January 29, 2013
International soccer body dismisses links between the tragedy in Santa Maria and concerns about the World Cup.
World | Reuters | Tuesday January 29, 2013
Brazilian police investigating a nightclub fire that killed 231 people detained on Monday the owners of the club and two band members whose pyrotechnics show authorities say triggered the blaze.
World | Reuters | Monday January 28, 2013
Relatives of the 231 people who died in a Brazilian nightclub fire demanded answers on Monday as to how it could have killed so many people, while police questioned the club's owner and members of the band whose pyrotechnics show allegedly caused the...
World | Associated Press | Monday January 28, 2013
A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, filling the air in seconds with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers, many of whom were caught in a stampede t...
World | Associated Press | Sunday January 27, 2013
A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police and firefighters said.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 5, 2012
South Africa fired coach Pitso Mosimane on Tuesday after hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil suffered a severe setback last weekend when held 1-1 at home by Ethiopia.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 10, 2011
Brazil failed once again to live up their favourites label at the Copa America on Saturday, securing a 2-2 draw with Paraguay after they stood 90 seconds from defeat.
World | Associated Press | Thursday April 7, 2011
Brazilian authorities say that a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro and at least 13 people are dead. The gunman is among them, though it is not clear if he shot himself or was killed by police.Fire department spokesman Evandro Bezerra tells the Globo television network that...
World | The Associated Press | Saturday September 25, 2010
A fire has raged through a Brazilian slum, destroying more than 300 homes.Residents of the Real Parque neighborhood in Sao Paulo were frantically using buckets of water in an attempt to douse the flames that burned through their houses -- many little more than shacks. Firefighters arrived around noo...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 25, 2010
Brush fires and strong dry winds caused a fire tornado in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba on Tuesday.A whirlwind of flame, spiralling several metres high, danced across burning fields, bringing traffic to a halt on a nearby highway, before it dissolved, as rapidly as it appeared.The mini-fir...