Japan this month issued a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to tame a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. The measure includes a request for restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m. although there are currently no penalties for non-compliance.
At least 10 people were injured when the structure collapsed on top of revellers around 2am KST (1700 GMT Friday), pinning people underneath, the Gwangju Fire Department official said.
A Greenville County sheriff's deputy noticed a "disturbance” at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m., and called for backup because of "active gunfire from inside the building,” Lt. Jimmy Bolt said in a statement.
There were no visible wounds on the bodies. Officials have ruled out a stampede as a possible cause and said autopsies would determine if the deaths could be linked to poisoning.
The country's emergency services were called to the club at 3am (2300 GMT on Saturday) and extinguished the fire before it could spread, citing a statement from the department.
One of the dead was a member of the groups that clashed 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.
Gandhi, who arrived in Kathmandu on Monday evening to attend a wedding of his Nepalese friend, Sumnima Udas, had previously stayed at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the new cluster had "raised awareness that even during the stabilisation phase, similar situations can arise again anytime."
The illegal birthday party on Saturday was organized on social media and drew a crowd of around 120 at the Thomas Restobar, the interior ministry said in a statement confirming the 13 deaths.