13 people dead after blazing inferno rips through restaurant and pub in Thailand

A blazing fire that demolished a pub and restaurant resulted in the death of 13 people with dozens more injured, it has been reported.

The Mountain B bar and eatery in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province in Thailand was ravaged by an inferno that tragically claimed the lives of four women and nine men as well as injuring another 30 people.

The blaze erupted at around 1am local time (7pm UK time) on Friday (August 5) as Police Major General Atthasit Kitchahan, commander of the Chonburi Provincial Police, attended the scene at 3:30am (9:30pm UK time), the Daily Mirror reports.

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Owner Ms Thanyapat Sornsuwanhiran told the Major General that before rapidly spreading downstairs, the fire initially begun on the roof.

After entering the premises, authorities found a multitude of bodies including four dead in the men’s bathroom, three behind the DJ booth, one at the cash desk behind the bar and three in front.

Footage of people attempting to escape the premises through the front door as blazing flames had encompassed the roof of the building was shared by customers and posted on social media and it's currently not known whether there was a fire door installed in the building.

Due to the blaze spreading at such a rapid nature, there were reports that suggested that the inferno worsened when soundproofing foam placed on the walls caught fire.

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Two explosions near the DJ booth were heard by two witnesses and the shocking images of customers running out of the building on fire and victims laying on the floor with burns on their body were seen by the public.

The destruction of the Mountain B is a blow to the young people in area as the bar and eatery was said to be a popular spot for the younger population.

It was open for just one month before the tragic fire, according to local media.


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