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Two more bombs explode at Central World, Pratunam | Thaiger

BANGKOK (The Nation): Two more bombs exploded in the heart of Bangkok once the new year started, severely injuring many foreign tourists and some Thais.

The two bombs exploded nearly at the same time seconds after the new year started.

The first bomb exploded at the Best Sea Foods restaurant on the Saen Saeb Canal near the Pratunam Pier just seconds after the New Year countdown ended.

Three foreigners and two Thais were injured. One of the foreigners had one leg amputated by the blast. The foreign tourists were having dinner at the restaurant.

Police said the bomb was hidden in a bumper tire at the pier.

The second bomb exploded at a public telephone booth at the pedestrian flyover linking Central World and Kesorn Plaza. Several foreigners were injured and rushed to hospitals.

The New Year countdown event at Central World was earlier canceled by 8 pm, and thousands of revelers had already dispersed but many were still wandering around the area.

Police asked the remaining tourists and revelers to leave the area as soon as possible for fear that there could be another bomb.

Police said the bomb near Central World might be planted shortly before it exploded as police earlier checked the area but did not find it.

The latest explosions brought to eight the number of bombs exploded in Bangkok. Six bombs exploded nearly at the same time at 6:30 pm on New Year’s Eve.

The latest bombs prompted the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to cancel the alms giving ceremony at Sanam Luang. Despite the earlier six bomb attacks, the BMA initially intended to go on with alms giving ceremony but changed its mind after the latest attacks.

There were rumors of bomb explosions in many areas throughout the night and objects suspected to be bombs were sighted in several areas.

A suspected bomb was located at the Buddy Bar on Khao Sarn Rd about half an hour after midnight and tourists were evacuated from the area.

By 1 am, police also disposed of another bomb at the Lumpini Night Bazaar before it exploded.

 

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