- A major fire broke out at Bangkok’s popular CentralWorld shopping and hotel complex around 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
- Three people are dead and seven others are injured as of 7 p.m., Bangkok’s governor Assawin Kwanmuang said.
- Local media reported that one of the people who died had jumped out of one of the complex’s buildings.
- The fire started at a storage room on the eighth floor of the hotel, Assawin told reporters.
- Footage posted to social media showed black smoke coming from the building complex and evacuated shoppers and workers watching from underneath.
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At least three people are dead after a massive fire broke out at the CentralWorld shopping and hotel complex in downtown Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday evening local time, officials said.
The fire broke out in the Thai capital just before 6 p.m. local time, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported.
The blaze has since been extinguished, but smoke still needs to be released from several floors of the complex, the AP cited the fire department as saying shortly before 8 p.m.
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One person died at the scene and two died in hospital, he said. One of the people who died had jumped from one of the complex’s buildings, the AP reported, citing local media.
The fire originated in a document storage room on the eighth floor of the hotel, Assawin said.
Footage posted to social media showed a plume of black smoke coming out of the high-rise building, and dozens of evacuated shoppers and workers watching below.
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