Officials have said 36 people are now confirmed dead from a fire at a warehouse party in Oakland, California, and murder charges are possible.

Some 33 bodies have been identified, including victims from Finland, Korea and Guatemala.

Crews suspended body-recovery work for several hours due to fears that a damaged wall could collapse.

It is thought 50-100 people were in the venue, known as the Ghost Ship, when the fire broke out late on Friday.

What a fricken mess there! Shows what regulation and fire codes are all about.

Hopefully not near where you live, Rand!