Bangkok: Fire at the CentralWorld Shopping and Hotel complex

The fire, which has now been brought under control, reportedly started on the eighth floor of the Centara Grand hotel at 17:40 local time (10:40 GMT).

At least one of those who died had fallen from the building, local reports say.

Videos on social media showed hundreds of people evacuating from the large shopping complex.

Other clips showed emergency services struggling to get through gridlocked rush-hour traffic to get to the scene.