At least 19 people have died after a karaoke bar in Indonesia following a brawl between rival groups.
The incident occurred in West Papua in Indonesia following a fight between youth rival gangs in the area.
One person has reportedly been fatally stabbed in the fight early on Tuesday before the venue was set on fire with 18 people trapped inside, a police official said.
Adam Erwini, a spokesman for West Papua police said: “Fights among youths in cities are normal, but that it has caused so many deaths, that is a first,”
He has issued that it is unclear whether the death toll would rise as the incident is still under investigation.
Dedi Prasetyo, a spokesman for Indonesia’s national police said the brawl was between two rival gangs from the neighbouring island of Maluku.
A picture shared of the karaoke bar reveals it to be completely engulfed by the fire, with people hiding behind a car for protection against the flames.
In a picture shared of the kareokge bar colpletely enguled by the first
This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.
Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.
Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.
You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.
Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.
Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting ‘subscribe’.
You can also sign up to our showbiz, sport and lifestyle newsletters by clicking here