MADRID, Dec. 29 (.) –
At least 10 people have been killed and 30 injured in a fire at a casino in the western Cambodian town of Poipet after a gas tank exploded near the resort.
The incident, in which at least ten people have died and most of whom came from Thailand, took place at the Grand Diamond City Casino and Hotel in Poipet, located on the Cambodian border with the Thai state, Rasmei reported. News.
Likewise, at least 30 people have been injured as a result of burns from the flames, smoke inhalation, in addition to jumping into the street from several stories high.
At around 5:00 a.m. (local time) a gas tank explosion took place near the casino, seriously damaging the building, injuring pedestrians passing by, as well as starting a fire that has not been extinguished to date. .
As detailed by witnesses, as a result of the explosion some people jumped into the void from the casino building, after which two people of foreign nationality died, according to the aforementioned media.
A group of employees and customers would also have had difficulty getting to safety, since the fire spread rapidly from the bottom to top floors, blocking the exit, reported ‘Kohsant Epheah Daily’.
Meanwhile, another group of people climbed to the roof of the building, managing to be evacuated with the help of helicopters from the emergency services.