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    They was meant to be enjoying news year eve. RIP

    How sad they go out for a great night & they dont make it back home RIP
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    At least 59 people have been killed in a fire in a nightclub in the Thai capital, Bangkok, police say.

    More than 100 others were injured in the blaze, which broke out as people celebrated the New Year.

    Bodies wrapped in white cotton were laid out on the pavement in front of the club, named as the Santika, in central Bangkok's Thong Lor district.

    Police said they were investigating what sparked the fire in the club, popular with both Thais and foreigners.

    The blaze was now under control but the death toll could rise, a fire official said.

    'Spread quickly'

    "We were all dancing and suddenly there was a big flame that came out of the front of the stage and everybody was running away," one woman told Reuters news agency.
    Rescue workers carry a body from the Bangkok nightclub
    Rescue workers said the death toll from the nightclub fire could rise

    Local reports blamed either fireworks or an electrical fault for the blaze, which happened just after midnight.

    Andrew Long, a British man living in Bangkok, told the BBC that survivors leaving the club said fire broke out on the stage after fireworks were lit.

    Another witness, Tos Maddy, said he heard what he thought was an electrical explosion.

    "Everything went boom and people started running. The fire went very quickly," he told Reuters.

    The club had only one main exit, at the front, and many people had been trapped inside, reports said.

    A policeman said those killed died from burns, smoke inhalation and injuries received during a stampede to escape.

    Most of the bodies were found in the basement of the two-storey building, rescue workers told the Associated Press news agency.

    Those injured were being treated at the nearby Bangkok Hospital.

    The club was very large, capable of holding several hundred people, reports the BBC's Jonathan Head from Bangkok.

    Thailand's capital is renowned for its nightlife, but many clubs are loosely regulated and often have very poor fire safety systems, our correspondent adds.

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    terrible news RIP

    Tragic - god bless them all.

    RIP What a tragic start to 2009. my thoughts are wth there families

    gone with a 'bang'

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    gamesrus;3912132

    RIP What a tragic start to 2009. my thoughts are wth there families



    2nd that

    mrfun1981;3912304

    2nd that



    3rd that :-( how sad

    Every second someone dies somewhere in the world,You cant grieve for all of them,Just to be glad that youre own are safe and well is the best you can wish for,

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    tonyg1962;3912482

    Every second someone dies somewhere in the world,You cant grieve for all … Every second someone dies somewhere in the world,You cant grieve for all of them,Just to be glad that youre own are safe and well is the best you can wish for,



    Yeah i know that but it sucks that it should happen tonight while they should being getting ****** & having a go time

    With a name like Mrfun, why on earth do you post something like this.
    Don't you think people on here should be enjoying themselves.
    Don't post this. leave it for the newspapers.
    I don't want this shoved down my throat now.
    Find something happy and post that.

    Jumpingphil;3912632

    With a name like Mrfun, why on earth do you post something like … With a name like Mrfun, why on earth do you post something like this.Don't you think people on here should be enjoying themselves.Don't post this. leave it for the newspapers.I don't want this shoved down my throat now.Find something happy and post that.


    Quite so.
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