A massive fire that tore through a hotel and casino in the Cambodian border town of Poipet has killed at least 19 people and injured more than 60

Videos posted on social media showed people falling from a roof after they were trapped by the blaze at the Grand Diamond City complex.

Many of those inside, both customers and staff, were from neighbouring Thailand, which sent firetrucks to help fight the flames.

The fire, which started at about midnight on Wednesday, was finally put out at 2pm on Thursday, said Sek Sokhom, head of the information department of Banteay Meanchey province.

He said a local Buddhist temple was being prepared to receive the dead. “There are 19 dead so far as we see bodies and bones,” said Sokhom.

About 400 employees and patrons were in the casino when the fire broke out and up to 30 were still missing.

He warned the death toll could rise because some victims were believed to still be under debris or in locked rooms that rescue teams could not immediately access.