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The recent nightclub fire at the Kiss club in Brazil which killed 230 people and left many more severely injured is reminiscent of another American club fire which prompted safety officials to require all major venues to include panic bars on all their doors. I can’t recall the American fire that did this, but I can imagine that Brazil will initiate this sort of requirement soon for the entire country.

UPDATE: The American fire I was referring to is the Station club fire.