Jump to content
BANGKOK 16 June 2019 18:27
Sign in to follow this  
Lite Beer

16 injured in blast near anti-govt protest in Bangkok

Recommended Posts

16 injured in blast near anti-govt protest in Bangkok: health officials

BANGKOK, February 23, 2014 (AFP) - At least 16 people were injured in a blast Sunday near an anti-government protest site in Bangkok, the Erawan emergency centre said on its website.

"Sixteen people have been reported injured," the centre said, after the blast outside a major supermarket in a popular downtown commercial district.

Police could not immediately confirm the cause of the blast.

Blood was splattered on the pavement as soldiers and police sealed the area off, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.

Rallies trying to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been hit by several gun and grenade attacks by unidentified assailants.

The protesters have carried out a self-styled "shutdown" of the city, blocking several key intersections for weeks as they try to pressure the government to resign.

A five-year-old girl was killed and several people were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting of an anti-government rally late Saturday in eastern Thailand.

Tensions are high in the kingdom as protesters try to upend the crisis-hit government and replace it with an unelected "people's council" to carry out reforms to root out corruption and alleged vote-buying.

Clashes between protesters and police last week left five people dead -- including a police officer -- in Bangkok's historic centre, close to the famous Khaosan tourist district.

afplogo.jpg
-- (c) Copyright AFP 2014-02-23

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RT2RichardBarrow: Reports of 3 children among injured at explosion near Ratchaprasong. One seriously hurt (Pic @Hui_Nation) pic.twitter.com/PiVTHihYYg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RT@Tulip_Oum: The Nation reports 16 injured, while Thai News Agency reports 21 injured from BigC explosion incident. All said info from Erawan Center.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RT@Tulip_Oum: 5:53PM update number of injured from Erawan Center is now 21, all sent to hospital.(via @js100radio)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...