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2nd Bangkok bombing day: Explosive device thrown in Thai capital’s river

LNM Radio Network

LNM Radio Network

An explosive device has been thrown from Bangkok’s Taksin Bridge into the Chao Phraya River. Police have not reported any injuries. Law enforcement has said reports of a separate blast near a railway station are erroneous.

The explosive, believed to be a pipe bomb, landed in the water near a pier where a number of ferry companies operate, taking tourists around the city’s waterways.

Colonel Natakit Siriwongtawan, deputy police chief of the Klongsan district, said that an unidentified man threw the explosive near a busy pier on the city’s Chao Phraya River, and that it landed in a canal.

“If it had not fallen in the water, then it certainly would have caused injuries,” he said, as cited by Reuters.
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