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[Representational Picture] A fire broke out in a residential building in Mumbai Tuesday, April 12, 2016. .Reuters

Update: 1:15 p.m.: At least one person was killed and five others injured after a fire broke out in a 10-storey building in Bangkok's Yannawa district on Friday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Erawan Centre said.

The firefighters contained the blaze at around 1 p.m.,  Bangkok Post reports. The area has been declared a danger zone as the building is feared to collapse. 

Former Democrat MP and Phuket Air's owner Vikrom Aisiri's family and relatives reportedly lived in the building.

Original Story:

At least one person was feared dead after a 10-storey building in Bangkok's Yannawa district caught fire on Friday. Several others were believed to be trapped inside the high-rise building.

The Bangkok Post cited reports suggesting that body of a woman was seen on the seventh floor. However, there has been no confirmation on the casualty.

The incident took place on Soi Narathiwat Ratchanakharin 18 at 10:30 a.m. The fire reportedly broke out on the eighth floor of the building and spread to the other floors.

Six fire trucks and two ladder trucks were rushed to the site.

Police fear some people are stuck in the elevator of the building. Several others are reported to have been trapped on the floors that are on fire. Rescue operation is underway.

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