msnbc | January 27, 2013
>>> hello, everybody. at the top of the hour we begin with a breaking story and tragedy this our out of. this is coming from brazil. hundreds are dead in an over"nightline" club fire. welcome to "weekends with alex witt ." she is off and i'm in for her. this is in the city of santa maria on the top southern tip. police searched the club and recovered 245 bodies. they are working to try to identify all of these victims. there was an estimated 900 people inside the nightclub at the time. officials say the club had only one working exit. most of the victims, they say, were trampled as they attempted to get out. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. this again is a developing story we have been following the past several hours. a breaking story we will keep our eyes on and certain we will give you updates as it warrants.