14 dead, 41 hurt – including 3 minors – in Sattahip pub fire

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Videos showed people fleeing the building, their bodies on fire as flames rage through the Mountain B pub in Sattahip late last night killing 14 people and injuring 41.

A late-night fight at a Sattahip nightclub killed 14 people and injured more than 40, several of them underage teenagers.

The inferno at the Mountain B Pub on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip District began near the ceiling, which was covered in highly flammable soundproofing foam. A rear-exit was locked, leaving only one way out the firetrap. Videos showed people fleeing the building, their bodies on fire.



Nine men and four women died in the fire, including three minors not legally allowed to be in the bar. The victims were identified only by their first names as Kornwit, 17; Promporn, 18; Watinee, 19; Warakul, 32; Somrat, 31;, Surakan, 35; Natthida, 28; Jetsadaporn, 20; Wiriya, 31, Rangsiman, 30; Chatchai, 30, Nuttakorn, 49, and Sawitta, 39.

Many of those injured suffered severe burns.

The raging fire continues to burn the building as firefighters prepare their firefighting equipment at the front of the pub.

Witnesses said they heard two explosions near the DJ booth as the three-rai entertainment complex with only one entrance and saw sparks that ignited the soundproofing foam. The flames spread quickly from there.

Twenty fire engines from around the area responded to the blaze in the Plutaluang Subdistrict. Firefighters spent two hours battling the flames. Once the fire was out, they found 13 charred bodies inside, some dead from the fire, some from smoke inhalation or being trampled.

Mountain B opened only a month ago and was popular with youths in the East with management obviously paying little heed to checking ID cards to ensure everyone was over age 20.

The fire there shows how little has changed in Thailand’s nightclubs since the Santika nightclub fire in Bangkok on New Year’s Eve 2008. Sixty-six people died and more than 200 others were injured in that blaze that was supposed to prompt improved fire safety and inspection in the country’s bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Fire rages through the Mountain B pub in Sattahip late last night killing 14 people and injuring 41.



Terrified customers escape from the burning Sattahip pub.







Firefighters inspect the interior of the burnt pub looking for any traces of burning embers that could erupt into flames again.



The fire-gutted Mountain B Pub decorated their premises with extremely flammable materials which easily caught fire.