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Four Brits among dead in Thai fire

The Foreign Office has confirmed that four Brits are among more than 200 injured in a fire at a nightclub in Bangkok.


It is not known if the four Brits were holidaymakers. They were injured in a blaze that killed 59 people on New Year’s Eve at the Santika night club. Most are thought to have died from suffocation.


The Foreign Office has added details of the tragedy to its travel summary for the destination, but travel advice to the country remains unchanged. Airport demonstrations at the end of last year, which affected hundreds of British holidaymakers, have already led to warnings by the Foreign Office of a “very uncertain” political situation in Thailand. Holidaymakers have been told to exercise caution when travelling around Bangkok and other major cities.


The Foreign Office has already advised against all but essential travel to or through the far southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla due to civil unrest in these areas.

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