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59 killed in Bangkok nightclub blaze
Thursday, January 01, 2009 » 12:09pm

At least 59 people have been killed in a fire at a poular Bangkok nightclub where revellers were celebrating the New Year.

At least 59 people have been killed when a fire ripped through a nightclub in Bangkok as people were celebrating New Years Eve.

The blaze broke out at the Santika club in the city's Ekkamai district, a thronging entertainment area frequented by locals and tourists, said Vallop Janthorn, a metropolitan fire coordination official.

Local police commander Colonel Suphin Sapphuang said 59 people had been confirmed dead so far - 53 at the scene and six succumbed later in hospital.

Television stations variously reported the cause of the blaze as a firework set off because of the New Year celebrations and an electrical fault at the club, which is mainly frequented by Bangkok's elite.

At least 184 people were injured, emergency services at the scene said, and had been rushed to 14 hospitals around the capital suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

Several dozen relatives, friends and bystanders were left standing outside what was left of the venue, trying to get information about loved ones from the emergency services.

Fire brigade officials and forensic police could be seen entering the club in an effort to establish what had caused the fire, as the remains of charred furniture and equipment littered the ground outside.

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Patpong, I believe, that area is definitely not where Alf's place is.........
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It is really sad that people never learn. Remember the Rhode Island (?) club fire incident several years ago in which over 100 people died? The fire was started by illegal use of fireworks on the stage. You would think that a horrific tragedy
like this would get worldwide attention and that similar club owners would take appropriate measures to avoid something like this in the future. Apparently not.
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