Foreign Affairs monitors situation after Bangkok fire

The Foreign Affairs Department said it appeared that no South Africans were among those killed in a New...

Fireworks. Picture: Eyewitness News

The Foreign Affairs Department said it appeared that no South Africans were among those killed in a New Year’s Eve fire at a <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Bangkok nightclub.

The popular party spot went up in flames as revelers prepared to usher in the new year in Thailand.

Thai officials suspected the blaze may have been sparked by setting off fireworks inside the building but this had not been confirmed.

At least 59 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

The department’s Nomfanela Kota said, “There are no South Africans for now who seem to have lost their life in the tragic accident. However we still continue to monitor the situation as there are still a number of bodies that have remained unconfirmed as to which nationality they come from.”