Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Thai nightclub fire death toll reaches 20

Thai nightclub fire death toll reaches 20

The death toll from a Thai nightclub inferno has risen to 20, health officials said, as victims continue to receive medical treatment.

The blaze broke out August 5 at Mountain B Club in Chonburi province -- roughly 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Authorities found 13 charred bodies inside the venue.

Seven others have since died from their injuries, with the latest fatality a  50-year-old man, Chonburi provincial public health office said. All the victims were Thai nationals.

There are 25 injured who are still receiving medical treatment in hospitals, with nine on ventilators, the local health authority said.