Fire at Chon Buri pub kills 13

At least 13 people were killed and more than 40 others injured in a fire at a pub in Sattahip district.

Fire at Chon Buri pub kills 13
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Fire at Chon Buri pub kills 13

published : 5 Aug 2022 at 09:26

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Online Reporters

A fire broke out at Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri around 1am on Friday. (Photo: Sawang Rojana Thammasathan Foundation)

At least 13 people were killed and more than 40 others injured in a fire at a pub in Sattahip district.

The blaze started about 1am as people were packing Mountain B pub.

Footage showed people running for safety and screaming following the blaze, and some were seen running with their bodies engulfed in flames.

INN News reported that nine men and four women died in the fire. Rescuers reported that 41 people were injured.

Officers at Phlu Ta Luang police station arrived at the site after receiving reports of the fire.

Police said all victims up to now were Thai nationals.

Eyewitnesses said they heard two explosions near the DJ's booth and saw sparks that ignited soundproofing foam, and the fire spread quickly.

The pub opened about a month ago and is popular with young people. Mountain B covers more than three rai of land and is located on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip district.

Vocabulary

  • blaze: a fire - เพลิง
  • engulfed: covered or surrounded by something harmful, in this case, fire - ปกคลุม
  • explosion (noun): the sudden violent bursting and loud noise of something such as a bomb exploding; the act of deliberately causing something to explode - การระเบิด
  • eyewitness: someone who sees something happen - พยานในเหตุการณ์
  • foam: a soft light material, full of small holes, that is used for containers, seats, etc. - ฟอง
  • injured (adj): hurt in an accident, natural disaster, attack, etc. - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
  • national: a citizen of a particular country - ประชาชน
  • rescuers (noun): people who save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต
  • spark: a very small piece of burning material - ประกายไฟ
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