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Forensic police still investigating nightclub fire on Pattaya Walking Street, cause still unknown

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Thai Forensic Police are further investigating a fire at Nashaa nightclub on Pattaya Walking Street that broke out on Sunday evening, September 12.

A police investigation team led by Lt. Col. Tachakorn Chaiyasit of the Forensic Region 2 Police went to the scene at Nashaa nightclub yesterday afternoon. Access to the area has been cordoned off while the investigation continues, as well as private access, including nightclub employees. Reporters were only allowed limited access to the club’s badly damaged interior, as seen below, amid concerns that the building could collapse further.

Although the fire had been brought under control since the night before, firefighters continued to spray the remains of the site with water to prevent the fire from smouldering under the ashes and possibly igniting.

Lieutenant Colonel Tachakorn told reporters: “The nightclub consists of about two floors and was decorated with objects that could easily catch fire.”

“Today, September 14, the forensic police are on the scene again because the building is not safe at the moment. Engineers and structural analysis teams have asked for more time to ensure the building is safe before conducting a full investigation.

Police have not yet been able to determine the cause of the fire. In addition, Nashaa nightclub posted a message on their social media this morning to reassure their customers that they would get up again, as well as asking people not to speculate about the possible cause of the fire until police had completed their investigation. There were no injuries or deaths from the fire, caused by the fact that there was a curfew during the fire and nightlife and clubs have been closed for more than five months due to Covid-19 concerns. At least one security guard was on duty during the fire, who escaped uninjured.

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