Connect with us

Bangkok

UPDATE: 2 confirmed dead, 20 injured in Central World Bangkok fire

Published

 on 

Thaiger deals

The Erawan Medical Centre has confirmed that two people were killed and another 20 injured in last evening’s fire at Centara Grand Hotel and CentralWorld Shopping Centre at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong Intersection.

One person was found dead at the scene (a staff member who jumped out of a fourth storey window), whilst the other fatality, identified as 50 year old Arthit Khamsai, was pronounced dead at Chulalongkorn Hospital.

Among the 20 victims who suffered injuries mostly from smoke inhalation, six were male and 14 were female. Six were later released, while 14 remain in three hospitals – Police General Hospital, Chulalongkorn Hospital and Phayathai Hospital.

The shopping mall also issued a notice saying that they expect to open today at 2pm.

Central Pattana (Owners of Central World and Centara Grand Hotel), in another press statement issued today, responded to comments that fire alarms did not ring during the incident. The company says that the mall applied a sectional alarm system. This is intended to prevent unnecessary panic if all the mall’s alarms are ringing at the same time, and could lead to accidents during evacuation.

On the day of the fire, the alarm at B2 floor and eighth floor rang, the company said, adding that the mall has smoke detection devices and evacuation situation assessment in place.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand3 hours ago

Cabinet seems to have ignored 4am nightlife proposal

Video4 hours ago

THAILAND NEWS TODAY | Korean woman arrested for 5-million-baht theft, 6-year overstay

Crime5 hours ago

Tuhao’s Chinese gang buys 50 homes in Bangkok luxury village with cash

Sponsored6 hours ago

Krungthong Plaza offers endless choices of well-selected plus-size fashion products

Road deaths5 hours ago

Bus flipped in Tak injuring 44 Burmese workers, killing 3

Thailand5 hours ago

3 men were arrested for stealing Thai Internet connection & World Cup betting in Cambodia

Pattaya5 hours ago

Intoxicated Pattaya woman left uninjured after overturning car

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime6 hours ago

Woman who allegedly scammed victims for over 30 million baht arrested in Pattaya

Bangkok6 hours ago

Bangkok BTS Skytrain fares to increase next year

Thailand6 hours ago

Police put brakes on car rental thief in Bangkok

World6 hours ago

New drug marks major milestone in slowing Alzhemier’s

World Cup6 hours ago

400 to 500 migrant workers in Qatar died due to World Cup, not 6,500

Visa8 hours ago

Thailand advises Indians to obtain visa prior to travelling to avoid long queues

Thailand8 hours ago

Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidently causes damage to her car

Politics8 hours ago

Iran promises Thailand it won’t attack Israeli tourists

Crime8 hours ago

Korean woman arrested for 5 million baht theft, 6-year overstay

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending