Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Firefighters battle blaze at Phnom Penh's Rock club complex

Firefighters battle blaze at Phnom Penh's Rock club complex

Firefighters battle a fire at the Rock Entertainment Centre, located in Phnom Penh's Tonle Bassac commune.
Firefighters battle a fire at the Rock Entertainment Centre, located in Phnom Penh's Tonle Bassac commune. Hong Menea

Firefighters battle blaze at Phnom Penh's Rock club complex

Dozens of fire trucks have converged on Phnom Penh’s Rock Entertainment Centre to fight a blaze that began late this afternoon.

Chamkarmon District Police Chief Yin San told The Post that as of 6pm authorities were still working on extinguishing the fire at the Tonle Bassac commune entertainment complex, owned by Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group, located on Monivong Boulevard.

Neth Vantha, director of the Interior Ministry’s Fire Prevention Department, said the fire began in the back room of the club and has not spread to other buildings. He said two firefighters had been sent to hospital after inhaling smoke but no other injuries are known.

“Now there are 31 fire trucks brought to this area to intervene,” he said. Authorities have also asked guests and staff of a hotel located within the centre’s premises to leave the area.

“As of now, there is no one injured from the fire," he said.

Flames were visible around 8pm when the fire appeared to reach its peak. An hour later, smoke continued to rise from the front of the building.

Authorities declined to speak to reporters at the scene. A Rock staff member said everybody inside the building had escaped.

MOST VIEWED

  • CNRP supporters rally in the streets of Tokyo

    Supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday rallied on the streets of Tokyo, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen’s resignation and urging the Japanese government to “save democracy in the Kingdom”. Some 400 protesters in the rally, which was organised by

  • GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

    In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families. The GMAC statement, seen by The Post on

  • Four dead in Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri flooding

    At least four people have died and thousands of families affected by flooding in Preah Sihanouk and Ratanakkiri provinces following recent heavy thunderstorms. Preah Sihanouk provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum said on Sunday that a Cambodian husband and wife were killed on Thursday when a concrete

  • Nat’l Police snubs Rainsy’s claims

    The National Police on Saturday maintained that its chief, Neth Savoeun, and his family had no intention to flee the country after acting president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy accused Savoeun of corruption. On Friday, Rainsy – who fled to