Fire officials are investigating a deadly blaze at a nightclub in Thailand.
Videos from the scene showed frantic people running from the building, many with their clothes on fire.
A witness told local TV she was with five friends when the fire broke out at the venue.
“I saw flames above the stage, on the right side. I think it was about the same time at the singer on stage saw it too and he shouted ‘fire!’ and threw the mic at it,” Nana told a broadcaster. “I saw a lot of the pub’s bouncers covered in fire inside.”
The burned bodies of the four women and 10 men were found in the bathroom and at the entrance of the club, reports indicated.
A person in the fire service that responded also told reporters that flames were accelerated by flammable acoustic foam on the walls of the club. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha offered condolences to the victims’ families.
The incident comes 13 years after pyrotechnics started a blaze at a New Year’s party in a Bangkok club, killing 66 people. Investigations into that fire found several key breaches at the club, official corruption and revealed lax attitudes towards safety at entertainment venues at the time, according to the CNBC report.