15 now dead in Sattahip pub blaze, fire exits all locked from the outside

Sattahip District in Chon Buri province, Thailand

Sattahip District in Chon Buri province, Thailand. Photo: icon0 com / Public Domain Pictures.net .

While the death toll from the fire in the Chon Buri pub early Friday morning has increased to 15 today (Saturday), Suvadee Suetrong, a representative of the Mountain B pub’s owner, claims that there were three fire exits, but she didn’t know that they had all been locked from the outside, as she insisted that the proprietor is ready to compensate relatives of the dead and injured.

The pub, which is located on the Bang Na-Trat highway in Sattahip district of Chon Buri, caught fire during the early hours of Friday, initially killing 13 customers and injuring dozens in one of Thailand’s deadliest night venue fires. The pub was found to have been illegally modified, operating beyond permitted hours and with only one way in and out.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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