The death toll from a devastating fire at an under-repair nightclub in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, has risen to eight, according to a municipal police spokesman. The blaze engulfed the entertainment club, which was undergoing renovations at the time. The fire broke out late in the evening, trapping people inside and causing a chaotic scene.
Firefighters and emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene to extinguish the flames and rescue trapped individuals. Tragically, despite the rescue efforts, eight people lost their lives in the incident. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, with authorities working to determine the exact circumstances that led to the blaze.
The incident has raised concerns about safety measures and compliance with building codes in entertainment venues. Efforts are being made to support the affected families and provide assistance to the injured. Local authorities have expressed their condolences to the victims’ families and have pledged to take appropriate action based on the investigation’s findings.