Deadly Fire At Bangkok's CentralWorld Mall Kills At Least 2 People

The blaze reportedly started in a document storage room.

Cover image via The Phuket News/Reuters (edited)

At least two people died and 15 were injured by a deadly fire at CentralWorld shopping complex in Bangkok yesterday, 10 April

The Washington Post reported that hundreds of people evacuated the mall – which also includes a hotel, a convention centre, and an office tower. 

According to Bangkok Post, the fire was put out at around 6.10pm yesterday, about half an hour after it started. 

The fire reportedly started in a document storage room located on the eighth floor of the mall

Image via Malay Mail

Malay Mail reported a witness as saying that two people were seen jumping off the building to escape the fire. At least one of them died after falling off the shopping complex.

Both of the deceased were purportedly employees of CentralWorld.

Meanwhile, the 15 people who were injured in the fire have been admitted to Police General Hospital and Ratchavithi Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said that CentralWorld will be closed pending an investigation into the cause of the fire

A woman breaks down outside CentralWorld.

Image via Malay Mail

"We have to see the impact on the structure and the police will need to go in to investigate," he said, according to Malay Mail.

Nonetheless, patrons are currently allowed to access the parking garage of the mall to retrieve their cars following a statement by CentralWorld earlier today, 11 April. 

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