Evening Times

Four held over blaze

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RUSSIA: Four people h ave been detained pending an investigat­ion into a nightclub fire that killed at least 112 people.

About 130 remained in hospital, many in a critical condition, after the blaze which witnesses said was sparked by onstage fireworks that shot into the decorative twig ceiling of the Lame Horse club in the city of Perm.

Investigat­ors said the club’s owner, executive director, artistic director and a businessma­n hired to install pyrotechni­cs were taken into custody.

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