6 BMA Officials Injured By Ratchadamnoen Explosion

(10 February) 6 Bangkok administration officials have been wounded by an unidentified explosive device as they were cleaning Ratchadamnoen Avenue this morning.

The officials, employees of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration′s (BMA) Departmenr of Environment, were reportedly renovating the area near Phan Fah Bridge on the avenue when they encountered "small, black, round explosives". 
 
The bomb went off after one of the officials picked it up, reports said. 
 
Two of the injured individuals are reported to be in severe condition, having been wounded in the legs, heads, and eyes. The victims have been sent to Vachira Hospital.
 
The type and origin of the explosive is unclear. 
 
The avenue was the scene of mass protests led by the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) in late 2013 before the protesters disbanded and moved to Bangkok′s downtown on 13 January 2014. 
 
However, a small group of anti-government protesters allied to PCAD are still camping near Phan Fah Bridge. 
 

 

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