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 unknown. All victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals, police said.
The fire at the Mountain B night club, about 180km southeast of the capital Bangkok, started about 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 club and emergency workers putting out flames and looking through the burnt-out premises, with shoes and bottles strewn across the ground.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has assured families of victims they will receive help from authorities and urged entertainment venues nationwide to ensure they have proper emergency exits and safety measures in place.