A fire in a building in downtown Bangkok killed 3 people and jumped from the 8th floor (Source:)
On the evening of April 10, local time, a fire broke out at the Centara Grand Hotel in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, adjacent to the Shangtai World Trade Center. Bangkok Mayor Ashayun said at the scene that evening, the fire has initially caused three deaths and seven injuries. The fire has now been put out.
The fire broke out around 5:40 p.m. local time. Looking from a distance, a lot of smoke came out from above the hotel building. Shangtai Group, the hotels affiliate, said that after the fire, Hotel and World Trade Center mall staff quickly guided customers to escape to safety zone.
It is reported that the fire started in a reference room on the 8th floor of the hotel, and then spread rapidly.
Witnesses said that two people were seen jumping from the smoky 8th floor at the time of the accident. Because it was the rush hour, the fire caused a serious traffic jam near the shopping mall.
Shangtai Group said firefighters put out the fire at 6:10 p.m. Considering the safety of customers, the World Trade Center announced at 6:30 a.m. that it would temporarily close its services and facilitate the rescue of the wounded by the police and rescue workers.
Bangkok Mayor Ashayun arrived at the scene around 7 p.m. and later said that the fire had been completely controlled. It was initially confirmed that three people died and seven were injured in the fire. One of the deceased died on the spot, and the other two died in hospital.