Fire at Bangkok shopping mall kills three, eight hurt

Fire started in parking space of a complex in the Thai capital

Reuters April 10, 2019
Fire erupted at mall in Bangkok PHOTO COURTESY: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

BANGKOK: A fire at a shopping centre in Bangkok killed three people and injured at least eight, police said on Wednesday, adding that firefighters had brought the blaze under control.

The Central World Complex, which includes a shopping mall and a hotel frequented by tourists, was evacuated, said operator
Central Pattana.

The hotel remained open but the shopping mall was temporary closed, it said.

Media showed video of one person who jumped from an eighth floor window to escape the fire.

The fire started in the parking space of the complex in the Thai capital, police said, but the cause was not yet known.

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