Explosive device thrown in Bangkok — no one hurt
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.