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Thailand's biggest shopping mall faces collapse: police

Thailand's biggest shopping mall faces collapse after it was set ablaze by enraged protesters in the wake of an army offensive to shut down an anti-government rally, police said.

world Updated: May 20, 2010 08:02 IST

Thailand's biggest shopping mall faces collapse after it was set ablaze by enraged protesters in the wake of an army offensive to shut down an anti-government rally, police said on Thursday.

"The fire at Central World is put under control but the side of Zen department store building began to collapse," said Police Operation Centre spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri, referring to a wall that towers about 18 storeys.