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Bangkok explosions – Six shrapnel bombs rock Thailand capital



Bangkok explosions – Six shrapnel bombs rock Thailand capital

Details are sketchy at this stage as we try and bring together all he reports coming in.

At around 9.17am this morning there was an explosion near a white car parked in front of the Mahanakorn Building near the Chong Nong Si BTS station in the Bang Rak district.

There was another explosion in a small flower shop, located under a walkway connecting the BTS station with the Mahanakorn Building.

A deputy spokesperson for the Royal Thai Police says that one of the injured people has been sent to Chulalongkorn Hospital. The other one suffered only minor injuries and was able to go home from the Chong Nong Si incident. The two injuries are believed to have occurred at the security area of the Mahanakorn building, Bangkok’s tallest building.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team arrived at the scene at around 9.30am and have found initial signs of ball bearing projectiles in the debris.

A third explosion has been reported at the Chaengwattana Government Center this morning around 7am and a fire has broken out in the Pratunam area of Bangkok on Phetchaburi Road, Soi 19.

Last night a suspect package was been found at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters yesterday, but police will not confirm if the five incidents are connected at this stage.

Police are asking the public not to panic but to be vigilant as they move around the city areas.


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