Mourners at the coffin of one victim of the fire at the Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil. Marcelo Sayao /EPA /LANDOV hide caption toggle caption Marcelo Sayao /EPA /LANDOV The Two-Way Brazilian Nightclub Disaster: Toxic Smoke, Barriers Blamed For Horrible Toll January 28, 2013 More than 230 people died. Many were overcome by fumes. Others couldn't get out because the exit wasn't large enough. In the confusion, about 50 victims may have thought a bathroom door was a way out.