Ten killed when fire breaks out in Indonesian club

Ten people were killed in a fire that ripped through a packed nightclub in Indonesia`s second largest city early on Friday.

Updated: Jun 25, 2010, 23:19 PM IST

Surabaya: Ten people were killed
in a fire that ripped through a packed nightclub in
Indonesia`s second largest city early on Friday, including a
mother and the baby she apparently gave birth to during the
tragedy.

An Australian and a Japanese national also were among the
dead, said police Lt Col Bahagia Dachi. Some witnesses told
officers a spark from a cigarette triggered the blaze.

The Redboxx Cafe erupted in flames at 3:30 am as hundreds
of people filled the club in downtown Surabaya, some to watch
the World Cup football game.

It took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze
under control. Dachi said five victims were in critical
condition at local hospital.

A mother who apparently gave birth during the fire and
the baby were both found dead, he said. Trauma can sometimes
induce labour.

PTI