At least 30 dead in a hotel fire in Cambodia

A fire registered this Thursday at the Grand Diamond City hotel and Casino in the Cambodian city of Poipet, very close to the border with Thailand, caused at least 30 deaths and an exceptional number of 100 injuries.

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According to the regional Police, the injured in the incident have been transferred to different hospitals in the city.

So far the authorities have reported 53 personalities rescued from the Grand Diamond hotel and gambling establishment.

⚡ ⚡ Ten individuals were eliminated and about 30 hurt in a fire at the Grand Diamond City gambling establishment and hotel in Cambodia’s Poipet.

This is reported by the media with recommendation to the authorities. When the structure ignited, there had to do with 400 individuals within. pic.twitter.com/2u9l7cOYXw

— marina alikantes (@Marianna9110)

December 29, 2022

For his part, the head of administration of the Poipet city council, Nhem Phoeng, declared that more than 400 personalities, mostly Thai, are still trapped in the hotel complex.

In videos, published on social networks, a group of personalities can be seen trapped on the roof of the building and jumping into the void trying to escape the flames.

The fire at the hotel and gambling establishment started on Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. and although the fire department has already extinguished a large part of the fire, it still small pockets remain.

According to sources from the fire department, the partial collapse of the building due to the fire has made rescue and salvage operations difficult.

The authorities used helicopters and sent troops to to rescue the personalities trapped in the hotel and announced that the cause of the fire is still unknown.


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