Firefighters battle a massive fire at a hotel in Cambodia, which so far has resulted in the deaths of at least ten people and 30 injuries to the building’s occupants. According to reports the fire at the Grand Diamond City hotel in Poipet last for several hours since it began.
There were screams of horror that could be heard as people jumped from the fifth-floor windows to escape the deadly fire as a blaze raged around them.
During the course of the fire, 53 people were reported to have been rescued at 8.30 am local time as it was still burning. Despite the fact that a rescue crew from Thailand was brought in to help in the fight, Patcharin Thaenthon noted that the fire’s intensity made entry difficult and mentioned that many of the victims appeared to have died as a result of smoke inhalation.
In addition to fire crews, civilian volunteers also joined the rescue and response efforts, though it is not yet clear how fast the emergency response was.
The fire was reported to have caused a significant collapse of the building as well as substantial damage, and the firefighters later reported that around 70% of the fire had been contained. Aside from that, it was also noticed that several other parts of the structure appear to have leaned dangerously several hours after the fire started.
An estimated 50 people were reported to be trapped in the building.
In terms of the start of the fire, it has been determined that it started around midnight. Currently, there is no information on the origin of the fire.
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