• Thailand bombings: Further blasts heard

    Reporter: uMieySurianie
    Published: Friday, 12 August 2016
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    THAILAND: Four more blasts have hit Thailand just hours after two bombs killed one person and wounded 23 in the popular tourist destination.

    At least three people were wounded in twin explosions, which happened at around 9am local time (2am GMT) near a clock tower in the seaside resort of Hua Hin, south of Bangkok.

    Two more small bombs also exploded on the island of Phuket.

    "The first bomb exploded near a police box, wounding one Thai man, a police," officer in Phuket said.

    "The second exploded 300 metres away and nobody was hurt," he said.

    The latest blasts came after two bombs exploded in Hua Hin, killing one woman and injuring 23 people, including two Brits.

    At least seven foreigners believed to include Western tourists and the Brits are among those receiving medical treatment.

    Two motorbikes are believed to have been involved in the blasts which have left some of those injured in critical condition in a market area of the resort.

    The bombs are believed to have been hidden in plant pots and detonated by mobile phone.

    Fragments of a phone apparently used in the detonation have been pictured on social media.

    The Thai authorities have sealed off the area while casualties are attended and evidence collected from the scene.

    A street seller was reportedly killed in the explosion.

    Hua Hin is reportedly famous as the preferred home of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    Pictures have emerged on social media of injured people being treated in a local hospital, including what appear to be Western tourists. – mirror.co.uk


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