Fire Breaks Out at Cambodian Hotel and Casino on Thai Border, Killing Multiple People

At least eight people were killed after hundreds became trapped in a fire at a casino-hotel on the Thai border in western Cambodia, a Thai police captain said on Thursday, December 29.

Footage posted to Facebook by the captain shows the destroyed building in the aftermath of the fire at the Grand Diamond City hotel and casino in Poipet.

According to Cambodian outlet Fresh News, the blaze broke out at 11:30 pm on Wednesday. The outlet placed the death toll at 10, citing a preliminary police report. Credit: @numpech5539 via Storyful