In Thailand, 13 people were killed and 35 others injured when a fire broke out at a nightclub in eastern Chonburi province early yesterday.

According to local media, nine men and four women died in the fire. The fire erupted when customers were enjoying music, leading to a stampede for safety. The premises opened about a month ago and is popular with young local people.

The Police said, the cause of the fire is

still unknown and all victims so far have been identified as Thai nationals. A separate statement from the Chonburi Emergency Service described 14 of the injuries as severe.

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha today assured victims' families they would 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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