A bomb explosion at a hospital in downtown Bangkok has “slightly” injured at least 24 people, police in the Thai capital said.
Monday’s incident took place as Thailand marked the three-year anniversary of the May 2014 military coup.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The explosion occurred in a guest room for retired military officials at King Mongkut hospital, and all of the injured received treatment, local TV station TNN24 reported.
“It was a bomb. We found the pieces that were used to make the bomb,” Kamthorn Aucharoen, commander of the police’s explosive ordnance team, told Reuters news agency.
“Right now, authorities are checking out closed circuit cameras.”
Investigators found remains of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast, said Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief.
Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said 24 people had been wounded.
He added that three of the wounded received serious shrapnel injuries to the face and neck, but most of the victims had minor wounds.
Some of the injured were hurt by broken glass, TNN24 said.
Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, seized control of Yingluck Shinawat’s government three years ago, saying the military had to restore order and push through reforms after six months of turmoil.
UK health minister Javid urges people not to ‘cower from’ virus, sparks fury
Afghan forces capture Taliban fighters for Eid rocket attack in Kabul
Volunteer collapses from heat at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo reports 1,763 cases of COVID-19 on third day of Olympic Games
Indonesia prepares more ICU units after logging record-high COVID-19 deaths
Health7 days ago
UAE reports 97 pct recovery in COVID-19 Sotrovimab clinical trial
Asia7 days ago
South Africa Olympic football team report three COVID-19 infections
Science5 days ago
Bezos riding own rocket on Blue Origin’s 1st flight with people on board
Other6 days ago
Collin Morikawa makes history with Open win after dramatic final round
Health7 days ago
Experts are bracing for a spike in STDs, but not just because it’s ‘hot vax summer’
Asia6 days ago
S.Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship
South America5 days ago
Leftist rural teacher Pedro Castillo declared president-elect in Peru
Asia5 days ago
India’s COVID-19 excess deaths surpass four million: research