A blaze in a shopping and residential plaza in Bangkok's Chinatown district has killed one person and injured at least 47 others, news reports said today.
The fire broke out yesterday night at the Sua Pa Plaza, trapping a number of residents who attempted to reach the building's roof for evacuation by helicopters, The Nation newspaper's Web site said. The blaze started on the first floor of the nine-story building and quickly spread.
The cause was not immediately known. The incident follows a New Year's Eve fire that killed at least 62 revelers at a jammed Bangkok nightclub, and the deaths of about 300 people in traffic accidents over the five-day holiday.