At least 13 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a fire at a crowded nightclub in eastern Thailand.
The cause of the fire at the Mountain B nightclub in the early hours of Friday is under investigation, provincial police chief Major General Atthasit Kijjahan said.
He said the club’s owner and staff were giving statements at the police station and that a police forensic team would be collecting evidence at the scene.
Police also said that all of the victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals.
The club was lined with flammable soundproofing, and it took two hours for firefighters to put out the blaze.
The incident comes 13 years after pyrotechnics started a blaze at a New Year’s party at the crowded Santika nightclub in Bangkok, which killed 66 people and injured more than 200.