A fire at a nightclub in Indonesia has killed at least 19 people and injured dozens more.
A fire at a nightclub in Indonesia has killed at least 19 people. According to preliminary information, people were drinking in this nightclub. Clashes broke out between the two groups and someone started a fire. Police did not say what caused the deaths. The incident took place in the western province of Papua.
So far 18 bodies have been recovered
Some people arrived at the nightclub on Monday night to party, police said. Many people were already here. At this time there was a quarrel between them about an issue. After that the night club caught fire. Police recovered 18 bodies from the spot on Tuesday morning.
The police OC of Sorang area said that the incident started around 11 pm on Monday. In our opinion, there was an old enmity between the two sides. It is being investigated whether someone started the fire intentionally or there is some other reason behind it.
Police are examining CCTV footage in the area and on the outskirts of the nightclub to find out who is behind the incident. The nightclub was completely gutted in the fire. Many times tourists from other countries also come here. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Tensions are running high in the area after the incident. So the police as well as the army have been deployed here. A search is on for weapons and suspects. Details will be revealed at the end of the investigation, police said.