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People jump out of windows to escape major fire at casino in Cambodia, leaving 10 dead, 30 injured

In Cambodia, a fire broke out and raged for several hours inside the Grand Diamond City hotel in Poipet, resulting in at least 10 fatalities and 30 injuries.

By wasmulhaq 
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Bangkok: In Cambodia, a fire broke out and raged for several hours inside the Grand Diamond City hotel in Poipet, resulting in at least 10 fatalities and 30 injuries. The tragedy occurred near Thailand’s border.

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At 11:30 pm local time on Wednesday, a fire broke out at the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino in Poipet. According to the police, around 30 persons were injured during this deadly fire.

Video footage that surfaced on social media unveiled the massive complex on fire; in some of the clips shown, people were trying to run away and jump from the burning building.

However, a foreign ministry source in Thailand claimed that we are coordinating closely with the locals, and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province.

The fire brigade and security personnel have been working around the clock to douse the fire. Thailand has sent several fire trucks as well to overcome the deadly inferno. Rescue operations that have been taking place on a war footing.

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A volunteer with the Thai rescue organisation, the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, said that the fire erupted on the first floor and, within a short period of time, it caught the multi-story building.

The Grand Diamond City, along with numerous casino-hotels located along the Thai-Cambodian border.

 

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