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Fire kills 20 at disco in Indonesia

From Andy Saputra, CNN
At least 20 people were killed Friday night in a fire at an Indonesian discotheque.
At least 20 people were killed Friday night in a fire at an Indonesian discotheque.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Blaze hits karaoke bar and discotheque in Medan, in North Sumatra province
  • Medan hospital official says at least two people survived
  • Fire official: Fire started around 10 p.m., was extinguished within half-hour; cause isn't known
RELATED TOPICS
  • Indonesia
  • Fires

(CNN) -- A fire at a karaoke bar and discotheque in Medan, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, killed at least 20 people Friday night, according to a hospital.

At least two people survived, according to Aida Sofiati of the Pringadi Hospital in Medan.

Sofiati said 20 people were killed.

Mohammad Zein, a fire official, said the blaze started around 10 p.m., but firefighters were able to extinguish it within a half-hour.

He said the cause of the fire was not known.