Around two people died and sixteen injured when a sudden fire broke out at a shopping mall in Bangkok, on Wednesday, forced visitors to jump from the burning building.
The Central World Complex includes a shopping mall, a hotel, and offices, was evacuated, informed the operator Central Pattana.
Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang told reporters at the spot that “the building will be closed until it is safe,” adding that “we have to see the impact on the structure and the police will need to go in to investigate.”
Local media has shown video of a man jumping from smoked-filled window to escape from the fire.
An eyewitness Thanusit Kidtham said that “I saw smoke coming out from the building and two people jumped.”
The flame started in the parking garage of the complex, said the police. However, the cause of the incident is not yet known.
The fire broke out in an area, which is popular for tourists visit, days ahead of Songkran holiday on April 13 to 15.