Thailand Breaking News: Erawan Centre says three killed, 59 injured in clash

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Erawan Centre says three killed, 59 injured in clash
Phuket Gazette / The Nation
PHUKET: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Centre reported at 3pm today that two civilians and a policeman had been killed. Additionally, 58 others were injured in the clash between police and protesters at the Phan Fah bridge.

The two civilians were identified as Supoj Boonroong, 52 and Thanusak Ratanakot, 29.

Mr Supoj had a serious wound to his head while Thanusak had a wound to his chest.

The Centre named the deceased policeman as Pol Sgt Pianchai Pharawat.

The centre said Mr Pianchai died of severe wounds to his chest.

Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pendith announced that a policeman was shot in the head and 17 other policemen were injured during an operation to re-take traffic space from protest sites on Rajdamnoen Road.

The Traffic Police announced that the officer who was shot in his head was killed, but no official confirmation has yet been given. In fact a doctor at the Police Hospital told The Nation that the police officer was still in the ICU after undergoing surgery.

Mr Tarit said that the officers were injured by M79 grenades and bullets even though they were using peaceful measures to re-take the site.

He said police would launch more operations to try to take back the roads from protesters.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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