Bomb blast at Thai hospital
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There was no claim of responsibility for the blast at the Phramongkutklao Hospital.
“It was a bomb,” Deputy National Police Chief General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul said.
“It was likely to be in a package,” Srivara said, adding that “battery and wires” were found at the scene.
Local media said the device detonated in the hospital pharmacy, sparking panic and sending smoke into the corridors, but caused only minor injuries.
Police said the hospital was not evacuated while medical emergency staff at the Erawan Rescue Centre said 24 people were injured. Agencies