In­done­sia karaoke fire kills 12

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

At least 12 peo­ple died when a fire broke out in a packed karaoke par­lour in the In­done­sian is­land of Su­lawesi, po­lice say.

Pan­icked peo­ple smashed win­dows to flee as black smoke spread through the Inul Vizta build­ing in Manado, the cap­i­tal of North Su­lawesi prov­ince.

But oth­ers were trapped in the build­ing, which re­port­edly had only one ac­cess door.

Most of the vic­tims are said to have died from smoke in­hala­tion.

About 70 oth­ers are in hospi­tal.

As­so­ci­ated Press quotes wit­nesses as say­ing fire­fight­ers took about an hour to ar­rive, leav­ing work­ers to try to put out the fire with ex­tin­guish­ers.

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