Thailand: Death toll from nightclub fire rises to 15

Saturday, August 06, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.

The death toll from the massive fire that swept through a nightclub in Thailand has risen to 15 people, a rescue service reported on Saturday.

The fire broke out early Friday morning at the Mountain B nightspot in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, about 150 kilometers southeast of Bangkok.

The Sawang Rojanathammasathan rescue foundation explained that another man had died, raising the number of victims to 15, according to the AFP news agency.

Most of the deceased, four women and 11 men, were found huddled next to the entrance and in the bathroom, their bodies badly burned, rescuers said. The fatal victims were between 17 and 49 years old, and reportedly all would be Thai.

Some relatives of the victims traveled to Bangkok to recover the bodies of their relatives after being examined by forensic experts.

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