Bangkok Fire Kills At Least 54

At least 54 New Year’s revelers died when a fire swept through a packed nightclub in the Thai capital, police at the scene said.

Workers counting the bodies told Associated Press photographer Sakchai Lalitkanjankul that about 100 others were injured when the blaze broke out in a building with two stories and a basement.

Police Maj. Gen. Chokchai Deeprasertwit said the fire may have been caused by firecrackers brought into the Santika Club by guests or sparks flying from a New Year’s countdown display on the nightclub stage.