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Major fire engulfs Bangkok cinema complex

BANGKOK A huge fire broke out at the multi-screen Major Cineplex Pinklao on this morning (July 28), with reports stating that part of the building had collapsed.

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Bangkok Post

Thursday 28 July 2016, 02:36PM


Fire engulfs Major Cineplex Pinklao shortly before noon today (July 28). Photo: Kitja Apichonrojarek
Fire engulfs Major Cineplex Pinklao shortly before noon today (July 28). Photo: Kitja Apichonrojarek

The fire started at cinema No.8 on the third floor of the building situated on Boromratchonnanee Road in Bang Phlat district around 11:30am. About 30-40 fire trucks and about more than 100 of crews were rushed to the scene.

Firefighters were battling to bring the blaze under control, with the flames being fed by inflammable carpet flooring. Fire fighters called for special equipment as the fire was generating toxic gas.

As of 12:50pm, one fire fighter had been hurt, the buildings were still engulfed in flames.

At 1:30pm, the firefighting team inside the building had to get out of the structure after the third and fourth storeys collapsed.

Ombre Phuket

Two lanes of traffic on that section of Boromratchonnanee Rd were closed, causing a traffic jam in the area.

Major Cineplex Pinklao is the first cinema complex built by Major Group in 1995. It has 16 screens.

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Kurt | 28 July 2016 - 14:44:31

Yup, well known, thai disco's, sex clubs and cinema's are not fire proof. Same as on Phuket.
Inflammable carpets ( allowed by thai fire brigade officials?) are not a joke!
How stupid is this?
This will not happen in Singapore.

Are thai officials ever learning?
What did thai fire brigade officials actual learn in the past of unneeded fires in large buildings when things would  have been fire proof designed?
Dumb.

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