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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.

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