17 Aug 2012

Fatal nightclub fire

2:04 pm on 17 August 2012

A fire has broken out at a nightclub popular with foreign tourists on the Thai resort island of Phuket, leaving four people dead and about a dozen injured.

Officials say they believe the dead are foreign tourists, but it's not yet confirmed.

The blaze broke out early on Friday local time at the Tiger disco in the town of Patong.

Deputy governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada says it was caused by lightning, which struck a transformer.