Press release

FCO Minister offers condolences over Brazilian nightclub tragedy

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire says thoughts and condolences are with everyone involved in nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil

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In response to the tragic events in Santa Maria in the early hours of 27 January where over 240 people are thought to have died in a nightclub fire, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic accident in Santa Maria early this morning. My thoughts and sincere condolences are with the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives, and I wish a swift recovery to the hundreds who are now being treated in hospital.”

Further information

UK in Brazil website

Published 27 January 2013