Devasting fire in Thai nightclub kills 13 and injures 35

 Saturday, August 6, 2022 

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13 people are killed and 35 injured in the fire that broke in a nightclub in Thailand’s eastern Chonburi province. This happened in the early evening hours of Friday. The officials have reported.

The root of the fire is not known, although all of them are reported to be Thai nationals. An alternative statement from the Chonburi emergency services has reported 14 people being dead.

Wuttipong Somjai, a superintendent at a local police station told the police that the fire at the nightclub named the Mountain B nightclub, which resides 180km southeast of the capital Bangkok was not prepared for the fire to break down.

Local TV footage recorded people fleeing away from the spot and finding some way into the burnt-out premises. The shoes and the bottles were scattered all over the place.

A witness told the local TV that she was with five other friends when the fire broke. She said that she saw flames over the stage, originating from the right side from it. There was a performance happening in the city. The singer was performing on the stage it was only him who shouted fire. She told the press that immediately after this the pub’s bouncers covered the fire.

The incident reminds of a similar fire break 13 years ago. The pyrotechnics started a blaze at a New Year’s party. The party was happening in the crowded Santika nightclub in Bangkok. That incident killed 66 people.

Investigations were done and various issues related to corruption, irresponsibility and lax attitude towards the safety and security of people in the place.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha provided a statement where he assured that assistance would be provided to the victims and their families and urged every single bar and restaurant to ensure proper protection ground and emergency exit.

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