Thailand: At least 13 dead after nightclub fire

At least 13 dead after nightclub fire where people ran out covered in flames

Footage posted to social media shows clubbers fleeing with their clothes on fire (Pictures: Viral Press)

At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured after a blaze swept through a crowded nightclub in eastern Thailand.

Video posted on social media shows screaming revellers fleeing the venue with their clothes on fire while thick black smoke billows from the doorway before the entrance goes up in flames.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, which broke out at the Mountain B nightspot in Sattahip district of Chonburi province, about 100 miles southeast of Bangkok, early on Friday.

Several witnesses described seeing smoke and fire on the ceiling near the venue’s stage followed by the sound of explosions.

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One, identified only as Nana, told PPTV: ‘The fire started at the top right corner of the stage.

‘The singer must have seen it too, so he shouted “fire” and threw away the microphone.

‘I am quite shocked. But I am lucky that when I saw the fire, I could get myself together and get out of there.’

A waitress at the venue, Thanyapat Sornsuwanhiran, also told Thai television reporters that she saw smoke near the stage.

‘I shouted “fire” to customers, and I was near the doors, so I directed them out. I kept shouting “fire, fire” and the security guards were also helping lead people out.’

Revellers flee covered in flames as a horror nightclub fire kills at least 14 people and injured 40 others in Thailand. Two massive explosions were heard followed by raging flames shortly before 1 am during a live music performance at the 'Mountain B' bar in Sattahip in Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok??????VIDEO STILLS??????PACKAGE: Video, photos, text

Witnesses described hearing the sound of explosions before the building went up in flames (Picture: ViralPress)

Police were investigating a horror nightclub fire today which killed at least 14 revellers and injured dozens more in Thailand. Party-goers fled covered in flames following two massive explosions at the 'Mountain B' bar which had been built on wasteland in Sattahip, Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok. The inferno ripped through the building shortly before 1 am. Bar-goers - including a number of tourists - were trapped inside the one-storey building and burned alive as other screaming guests rushed to escape. ??????(VIDEO STILLS)??????PACKAGE: Video, photos, text

Police are investigating the cause of the fire at the ‘Mountain B’ bar in Sattahip, Chonburi province (Picture: ViralPress)

Revellers flee covered in flames as a horror nightclub fire kills at least 14 people and injured 40 others in Thailand. Two massive explosions were heard followed by raging flames shortly before 1 am during a live music performance at the 'Mountain B' bar in Sattahip in Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok??????VIDEO STILLS??????PACKAGE: Video, photos, text

Revellers fled the venue screaming while their clothes were alight (Picture: ViralPress)

epa10106758 A handout photo released by the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan rescue foundation shows rescue workers and firefighters inspecting the scene of a fire accident at the Mountain B nightclub in Sattahip district, Chonburi province, Thailand, early 05 August 2022. A fire broke out at a crowded nightclub in the early hours of 05 August 2022, killing at least 13 people and injuring some 40 others, according to the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan rescue foundation. EPA/SAWANG ROJANA THAMMASATHAN RESCUE FOUNDATION HANDOUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Rescue workers and firefighters inspecting the scene (Picture: EPA)

epa10106759 A handout photo released by the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan rescue foundation shows rescue workers and firefighters inspecting the scene of a fire accident at the Mountain B nightclub in Sattahip district, Chonburi province, Thailand, early 05 August 2022. A fire broke out at a crowded nightclub in the early hours of 05 August 2022, killing at least 13 people and injuring some 40 others, according to the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan rescue foundation. EPA/SAWANG ROJANA THAMMASATHAN RESCUE FOUNDATION HANDOUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Dozens of people were injured (Picture: EPA)

The local police chief said the club had three entrances – at the front, on the side near the cashier for unloading goods and at the back. Thai public television station TPBS reported that the back door is often locked.

A DJ at the pub who did not identify himself told PPTV that the fire had spread quickly, in about a minute, when he heard the sound of an explosion, shattering windows.

The pub was lined with flammable soundproofing, and it took two hours for firefighters to put out the blaze, Manop Theprith of a private emergency services group told the television station.

His group said 40 people were injured.

Police were investigating a horror nightclub fire today which killed at least 14 revellers and injured dozens more in Thailand. Party-goers fled covered in flames following two massive explosions at the 'Mountain B' bar which had been built on wasteland in Sattahip, Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok. The inferno ripped through the building shortly before 1 am. Bar-goers - including a number of tourists - were trapped inside the one-storey building and burned alive as other screaming guests rushed to escape. ??????(VIDEO STILLS)??????PACKAGE: Video, photos, text

The inferno ripped through the building shortly before 1am (Picture: ViralPress)

Singer Chatchai Chuenkha, 30, who was performing with his band before being killed in a horror nightclub fire ta the 'Mountain B' nightclub in Sattahip in Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok, Thailand, shortly before 1am on August 5.??????Photos??????Package: Photos, video, text

Singer Chatchai Chuenkha, 30, who was performing with his band (Picture: ViralPress)

A horror nightclub fire kills at least 14 revellers and injures 40 others at the 'Mountain B' bar in Sattahip in Chonburi province, around 110 miles east of the capital Bangkok, Thailand, in the early hours of Friday morning, August 5.??????Photos??????Package: Video, photographs, text

The venue was gutted by the blaze (Picture: ViralPress)

The incident comes 13 years after pyrotechnics started a blaze at a New Year’s party at the crowded Santika night club in Bangkok, killing 66 people.

Investigations into that fire found several key breaches at the club, official corruption and revealed lax attitudes towards safety at entertainment venues at the time.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday assured victims’ families they would receive help from authorities and urged entertainment venues nationwide to ensure they have proper emergency exits and safety measures in place.

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