Jakarta: Nineteen people were killed a clash between two community groups in a nightclub 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, killing one person, and then the clash continued before the building caught fire.
“After the clash, it was found 18 other bodies inside the building. So the total casualty is 19 people,” the police officer told local Metro TV in a live broadcast, adding several others were wounded.
The television footage showed several cars were burned outside the nightclub.