Sukhumvit Road Reopens After BTS Nana Bomb Scare

Police and military officers seal off the area.

BANGKOK — All lanes have been closed on a stretch of Sukhumvit Road this afternoon while police check a suspicious object near BTS Nana.

UPDATE: Roads reopened after object removed. Matichon reports it was an empty box wrapped in tape and plastic.

All vehicles have been diverted along other routes around the station, according to Traffic Police Radio, while the Skytrain operator announced at 2:30 pm that BTS Nana remains open except for one exit on the Phloenchit side, which has been sealed off during the investigation.

"Avoid! Officials are inspecting suspicious object below BTS Nana station, outbound of Sukhumvit Road," FM91 Traffic Police Radio tweeted. "Traffic temporarily closed, including the Ploenchit tollway exit. Motorists can bypass and exit on [Rama 4]."

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The capital is on high alert after two bomb attacks struck separate targets frequented by tourists in a 24 hour span.

The first bomb on Monday night hit the popular Erawan Shrine during peak hours, killing at least 20 people. The second struck a river pier yesterday afternoon, but the thrown device landed in the water next to a footbridge, causing no injuries.

 

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