Ex­plo­sive de­vice thrown in Bangkok — no one hurt

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

A small de­vice was thrown into a canal and ex­ploded near a busy train sta­tion in cen­tral Bangkok on Tues­day af­ter­noon, po­lice said, a day af­ter a bomb killed 20 at a re­li­gious shrine.

“No one was killed or in­jured. Po­lice are at the scene to in­ves­ti­gate what kind of de­vice it was,” an of­fi­cer at Yanawa po­lice sta­tion, who asked not to be named, told AFP.

He said the in­ci­dent took place shortly af­ter 1 p.m. ( 0600 GMT) near the Saphan Taksin BTS sky­train sta­tion.

CCTV footage of the in­ci­dent posted by Thairath TV showed com­muters scur­ry­ing for cover over a foot­bridge af­ter the de­vice ex­ploded in the canal, send­ing a large plume of wa­ter into the air.

The Yanawa po­lice of­fi­cial said of­fi­cers be­lieved the de­vice was thrown from a road and rail bridge which spans Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river and over­looks the canal be­low.

The lux­ury Shangri-La ho­tel, the Man­darin Ori­en­tal and the French em­bassy are close to Saphan Taksin sta­tion.

No one claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the in­ci­dent.

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