Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brazil nightclub owner attempts suicide

An owner of the Brazilian nightclub where 235 people perished in a weekend fire tried to commit suicide, police said Wednesday, as the number of survivors seeking medical treatment after the disaster continued to rise.

Elissandro Sphor tried to kill himself with a plastic shower hose, said senior police official Lilian Carus in the town of Cruz Alta 125 kilometers (about 80 miles) from Santa Maria, where the club owner is hospitalized.

"It was clear he wanted to hang himself," Carus told AFP, adding that a police officer arrived at the scene -- a hospital where Sphor is being treated for gas poisoning -- before anything happened.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Brazil-nightclub-owner-attempts-suicide/articleshow/18270152.cms