Fire at music pub kills at least 14 in Thailand, including singer of band performing – CBS News
A fire at a nightclub in Eastern Thailand has killed at least 14 people and injured 35 according to emergency services. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is currently under investigation.
The fire was accelerated by flammable acoustic foam on the walls of the club, and took firefighters more than three hours to bring it under control. Four women and 10 men were found dead, their bodies severely burned.
One of the victims was the singer of the band playing at the club, his mother told local media. The fire destroyed the inside of the one-story building and engineers are inspecting the structure amid fears it could collapse.
Thailand’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into a massive blaze that tore through a nightclub, killing at least 14 people. Video footage showed desperate people fleeing the club screaming, their clothes ablaze as fire raged in the background.
Firefighters spent more than three hours bringing the blaze under control. The prime minister offered condolences to the victims’ families.
Concerns have long been raised about Thailand’s lax approach to health and safety regulations, particularly in its countless bars and nightclubs. In 2009, 67 people were killed when a fire broke out at a Bangkok club.
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