Huge fire destroys nightclub, customers included: massacre, at least 14 dead in Thailand

Huge fire destroys nightclub, customers included: massacre, at least 14 dead in Thailand

Firefighters struggled for over two hours to control the fire. The bodies of the victims were mostly found near the entrance and in the bathrooms.

Huge fire destroys nightclub customers included massacre at least 14

At least 14 people died and another 40 injuries, some serious, is the dramatic toll of a devastating one Fire flared up in one in the past few hours dance club in the province of Chonburi in southeastern Thailand,

That’s how the fire broke out the place was fullaround 1 a.m. Friday night local time, and surprised dozens of people who were inside trying to escape.

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Terrible pictures taken with mobile phones outside the club in southeast Bangkok, some 30 kilometers south of the city of Pattaya. The films show People scream as they flee away in despair from the huge flames engulfing the structure, some with their clothes aflame.

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The one-story building was completely destroyed after the flames quickly engulfed everything, trapping many people inside. “The fire quickly spread to the ceiling. I saw people trying to break through the glass walls but they were too thick,” a witness told CNN, revealing that the club’s front door got stuck as the crowd tried to escape.

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Local police said the fire started during a live music performance and that all of the dead were Thai nationals, including the youngest, 17 years old.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are now underway, but rescue workers say combustible material on the walls caused the flames to spiral out of control in moments.

Firefighters struggled for over two hours to control the fire. The bodies of the victims were mostly found near the entrance and in the bathrooms. Others were found near the DJ booth.