1 Jan 2009
At least 61 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a fire broke out during a new year's party at a Bangkok nightclub.
The blaze began just as revellers were counting down the last few seconds of 2008. However, there are conflicting reports about the cause.
Some witnesses said that fireworks inside the club started the fire, while other reports suggest that partygoers were waving sparklers, which may have ignited the blaze.