Thai Nightclub Fire Kills at Least 13, Cause Unknown

BANGKOK—At least 13 people were killed and 35 injured when a fire broke out at a nightclub 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.
The fire at the Mountain B nightclub, about 180km southeast of the capital Bangkok, started at about 0100 local time (1800 GMT Thursday), 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 burnt-out premises, with shoes and bottles strewn across the ground….

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