Sunday, 4 January 2009

Fire sweeps through nightclub in Bangkok

Map of Bangkok locating Santika Club, which was gutted by fire Thursday, killing at least 59 people

Graphic locates Bangkok, Thailand, where a club fire killed scores of people.

A rescue worker inspects the damage at Santika Club in Bangkok January 1, 2009. Two more Thais who were severely injured in a New Year's fire at a Bangkok night club have died in hospital, taking the death toll in the tragedy to 61, medical officials said on Saturday.

Policemen at the burnt-out Santika nightclub in Bangkok. Mourning relatives and shocked survivors on Friday offered prayers and recalled the horror of a New Year fire at a packed Bangkok club, as police tried to piece together how nearly 60 people died.

Thai firefighters work at the site of a fire that ripped through a nightclub in Bangkok.

Thai rescuers and police secure the site of a fire that ripped through a nightclub in Bangkok's Thong Lor district, January 1.

Policemen and rescuers stand by the bodies of victims of a fire that ripped through a nightclub in Bangkok, early on January 1.

Fire and Rescue officials collect victims Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.

Bangkok Fire and Rescue officials remove the dead from the scene of a night club fire Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.

Fire officials count bodies outside a popular night club.

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