Firefighters used to crane to contain the fire and search for victims. Photo: YouTube

Six people – including at least three tourists – died in a fire that erupted in an entertainment center in Malaysia on Wednesday morning.

The blaze broke out around 5.40am on the fourth floor of an eight-story building located in Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah in the northern city of Ipoh, Borneo Bulletin reported.

The Perak Fire and Rescue Department said six people were killed in the blaze, and two others critically injured. One of the victims had yet to be identified.

Authorities sent 39 firefighters to the scene within 10 minutes of receiving an alert at 5.49am.

Sayani Saidon, the acting director of the fire department, said two women from Vietnam – Nguyen Thi Trang, 19, and Nguyen Thi Thuy Dhong, 21 – and a Bangladeshi man were among those who died.

Two others were locals, identified as Tai Chee Kin, 37, and Lau Wai Hoong, 36. An unknown man was also found dead.

The bodies were found in a karaoke room, a washroom and an emergency exit. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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