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13 killed in Thailand’s nightclub inferno

The city’s police chief said the statements of the club’s owner and staff are being recorded and police forensic teams are collecting evidence at the scene.

About 13 people were killed while dozens injured in a fire at an over-crowded nightclub, Mountain B, in Thailand early morning of Friday.

Police said the fire erupted in the Mountain B nightclub in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, 100 miles southeast of Bangkok. The cause of fire and casualties is under investigation, Major General Atthasit Kijjahan told media.

The city’s police chief said the statements of the club’s owner and staff are being recorded and police forensic teams are collecting evidence at the scene.

All of the victims have been identified as Thai nationals. A separate statement from the Chonburi emergency service described 14 of the injuries as severe.

Police also said that all of the victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals. A separate statement from the Chonburi emergency service described 14 of the injuries as severe.

Video circulating on social media showed people fleeing the club early on Friday morning while thick black smoke billowed from a doorway of the nightclub Mountain B.

Inferno at the Thailand’s nightclub which led to killing of over a dozen people indicates lack of safety measures at the club.

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