Thai club fire kills at least 13

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At least 13 people were killed and 35 injured when a fire broke out at a night club in Thailand's eastern Chonburi province early on Friday, a police official said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and all victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals, police said.

The fire at the Mountain B night club, about 180km southeast of the capital Bangkok, started at about 1.00 am local time (10.00 pm UAE time), Wuttipong Somjai, a superintendent at a local police station added.

Local TV footage showed people fleeing the club and emergency workers putting out flames and looking through the burnt-out premises, with shoes and bottles strewn across the ground.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has assured families of victims they will 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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