Update: CentralWorld reopens Friday

BANGKOK, 11 April 2019: CentralWorld billed the city’s biggest shopping complex has closed pending an investigation into a fire, late Wednesday, that killed two and injured 15 people.*

The fire broke out at 1740, Wednesday, on the eighth floor of an office building adjacent to Centara Grand Hotel, in the compound of the CentralWorld shopping mall, that stands on the corner of the Rama I and Ratchadamri intersection in downtown Bangkok.

According to a CentralWorld Facebook statement, it took 30 minutes for fire crews to bring the blaze under control that started in a document storage room on the eighth floor of the mall’s office building.

The rest of the complex, which also includes the 57-floor Centara Grand Hotel and a convention and exhibition centre, was not affected.

The shopping mall and office building will remain closed until the investigation into the cause of the fire has been completed. 

*Update 1900, Friday 11 April

CentralWorld issued a statement on Facebook Thursday evening confirming Police and engineers had inspected the CentralWorld complex certifying the compound and buildings were safe and that management system complied with international standards for fire protection.

All facilities and buildings in CentralWorld including malls offices and the car park building are ready to resume full services as of 1000, today Friday 12 April.

According to the Facebook statement the office building, The offices @ CentralWorld and Zen Tower, as well as Centara Grand Hotel, were open for business as usual on Thursday.