Published On: Fri, Aug 5th, 2022

13 people killed, 35 injured in night club fire in Thailand

At least 13 people were killed and 35 injured when a fire broke out at a night club in Thailand’s eastern Chonburi province early on Friday, a police official said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and all victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals, police said. A separate statement from the Chonburi emergency service described 14 of the injuries as severe.

Rescue personnel work inside the Mountain B nightclub after a fire in Sattahip district in Thailand’s Chonburi province, on Aug. 5, 2022.Sawang Rojanathammasathan Rescue / AFP – Getty Images

The fire at the Mountain B night club, about 112 miles southeast of the capital Bangkok, started 1 a.m. local time, Wuttipong Somjai, a superintendent at a local police station, told Reuters by phone.Local TV footage showed people fleeing the fire and emergency workers putting out flames and looking through the burned premises, with shoes and bottles strewn across the ground.

A witness who went by the name Nana told local TV she was with five friends when the fire broke out at the venue.

“I saw flames above the stage, on the right side. I think it was about the same time at the singer on stage saw it too and he shouted ‘fire!’ and threw the mic at it,” she told broadcaster PPTV. “I saw a lot of the pub’s bouncers covered in fire inside.”

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