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Police: Fire, clash at nightclub kill 19 people in Indonesia 

Update : 25 Jan 2022, 12:37

Nineteen people were found dead in a nightclub, which caught fire, following a clash between two community groups in Sorong city of Indonesia’s West Papua province earlier Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

Provincial Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Adam Erwindi said the clash started at midnight in the Double O Executive Karaoke & Club, where one person died. The clash then continued before the building caught fire.

One of the dead was a member of the groups that clashed on Monday night at the club in Sorong city and 18 bodies were found after the fire, Adam Erwindi, spokesperson of West Papua Police, said on Metro TV.

Mr Erwindi added that along with the investigation, police officers were meeting the main figures of the two groups to make for more conducive conditions.

The television footage showed several cars razed in the fire outside the nightclub.

Police are still investigating what caused the clash and whether the fire was set or was accidental.

Police and Indonesian military officers later said that they were in control in the area.

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