Indonesia: Nightclub fire leaves 19 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A fire at a nightclub in West Papua province leaves 19 people dead after two groups clashed inside, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday.

One of the dead belonged to one of the groups that clashed Monday night at the Sorong town club, and 18 other bodies were discovered after the fire, West Papua police spokesman Adam Erwindi said in a statement. to MetroTV.

Police are still investigating the causes of the confrontation and whether the fire was accidental or arson.

Erwindi added that along with the investigations, the police meet with the main members of the groups to establish the facts. Elements of the Indonesian police and army control the area of ​​the incident.

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