Horrific scenes as people jump from burning building to escape deadly Cambodia casino fire

Victims jumped to their deaths from burning buildings in a frantic attempt to escape a deadly fire that engulfed a casino in Cambodia Wednesday, Thai rescue workers said.

The rescuers said at least 11 people were killed but the death toll was expected to rise higher from the blaze at the Grand Diamond City Hotel and Casino in Poipet, which borders Thailand.

Patcharin Thaenthong, leader of a Thai rescue team who responded to emergency calls from Cambodian authorities, said some of the victims appeared to have died from smoke inhalation.”When we arrived, we could not get in because the fire had already taken over (most of) the buildings,” he said.

In full: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/28/asia/cambodia-poipet-grand-diamond-casino-hotel-fire-intl-hnk/index.html

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