Sattahip Marks Sad One Year Anniversary of Mountain B Nightclub Fire That Killed 26 People

Sattahip, Thailand-

One year ago today, August 5th, 2023, a disaster of major proportions took place at the Mountain B nightclub in Sattahip when a fire broke out around 1:00 A.M. and quickly spread through the venue.

The club was full of patrons, mostly youth in their early 20’s, and the fire spread quickly throughout the venue. Emergency exit doors were locked or blocked and as a result 26 people eventually died, about half at the scene and the other half later at hospitals, some after spending months trying to recover from their burn wounds. Fifty people were injured in total.

The horrifying images of young adults fleeing from the blaze, including some on fire, were widely shared on social media and horrified and stunned the Thai public. With so many youth at the start of their lives hoping for a fun night out but instead to lose their lives, the incident made international headlines.

Indeed, the immediate aftermath of the blaze saw rapid inspections of clubs and bars across Thailand, especially in nearby party capital Pattaya, and several people involved with the nightclub ownership were arrested and charged, although legal cases attached to the venue still continue to this day.

You can read our original coverage of the fire from last year here. Rest in peace to all the victims.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.