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Big fire at Sukhumvit hotel

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Big fire at Sukhumvit hotel

Thai news now showing live news of a big fire at the Grand Mercure Bangkok Park Avenue on Soi 22. Lots of sirens and fire engines heading that way in the last hour.

Hope everyone in there got out safely

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Wonder if their sprinklers worked. Frightening thought to get trapped in a fire.

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Oh my goodness, hopefully everyone is safe.

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3. Re: Big fire at Sukhumvit hotel

Reportedly one dead and at least 10 injured. But fire under control.

Appreciate feedback from people on the spot.

Raj Rao

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a hotel in thailand with a sprinkler system??

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All over Thai news in the past two hours. They are now reporting over 30 taken to hospital mainly tourists. Hopefully hospitalised as a precaution. Not heard of any fatalities.

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I was at the scene and just returned from there. Just about to put some video of it onto YouTube. Lots of smoke and hotel in darkness. Couldn't find anyone who could speak enough English to give me info on injured.

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Latest news: NO fatalities, 24 injured, 2 seriously. (Richard Barrow on Twitter quoting Deputy Bangkok Governor).

andy53 FYI All buildings built in Bangkok after 1992 were required to install sprinkler systems. But many buildings built before that lack sprinklers. Since last week's fire in the FICO building, there's been talk about changing the law to require sprinklers in pre-1992 buildings as well.

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This is from the Washington Post

washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/fire-b…

and from the Nation

nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/One-killed…

and the Thailand news

thailandnews.co/2012/…

and channelnews asia

channelnewsasia.com/stories/….html

Stay safe

Giorgio Federico

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And some pictures I shot on my Canon 60D with only 3% battery remaining!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAljQX_kzFs

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10. Re: Big fire at Sukhumvit hotel

ok bill2pay-- hopefully the sprinkler system was in working order -ie pressurised and pumps actively working for the higher floors

emergency lights working ,providing the batterys wern,t dead

a fire alarm that was in working condition clear sighnage pointing to fire escape routes (illuminated) staff traind for such an emergency

assembly points role-call ect