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Day of Bombs: Phi Phi safe, Khao Lak rattled, as Phuket Mother’s Day festivities proceed in Patong

PHUKET: Police have boosted security on Phi Phi Island and in the Ao Nang area on mainland Krabi following the spate of bomb blasts throughout Southern Thailand last night and today (Aug 12), leaving four people dead and dozens injured.

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Friday 12 August 2016, 05:26PM


Officers have been stationed in keys tourist areas in the Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park and patrols throughout the area have been ramped up.

The bombings began in Trang yesterday, where a bomb in a market left one person dead and six injured.

Hours later, Hua Hin was struck by two bombs in quick succession which together killed one person and injured 21 others. Two more bombs in Hua Hin this morning claimed another life and left at least three others injured. (See story here.)

In Surat Thani, the gateway town to Koh Samui in the gulf of Thailand, two bombs this morning left one person dead at least three more injured.

The two bombs in Patong, Phuket, caused no fatalities, with only one motorcycle taxi driver reported suffering minor injuries from a blast.

Mother’s Day celebrations at Loma Park in Patong proceeded this afternoon, despite the bombings.

“All Mother’s Day activities are proceeding accordingly. Everything is the same, but we have boosted security throughout Patong with more patrols and higher security checks in key areas,” Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiyawong told The Phuket News today.

Patong Muncipality broadcast the event live on Facebook (see here).

In Phang Nga, north of Phuket, two bombs went off at two locations at Ban Bang Niang in Khuek Khak, a beach area neighbouring Khao Lak. One vehicle was damaged and no casualties were reported.

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The blasts followed a fire that gutted a weekend market at the same area before dawn today. The cause of that fire is under investigation, and could have been a bomb.

The fire occurred at about 2:15am at the market, a popular shopping venue among tourists in Khao Lak.

Two fire trucks and firemen were deployed to the fire-gutted market. Firefighters took more than one hour to douse the flames, which damaged 80 stalls. Damage was estimated at about B8 million.

The investigation of the cause of the fire was continuing. Police said it could have been an electrical short circuit or arson by a bomb.

In Krabi, a fire ravaged a shopping venue in front of Ao Nang beach early this morning, damaging five shops. Damage was estimated at about B10 million.

Pol Lt Col Athiwat Chaisrisut, deputy suppression chief of Ao Nang Police Station, Krabi Vice Governor Sirichai Sriniang and senior officials rushed to the scene after being reported at around 3:15am.

Firemen took almost three hours to control the flames, which destroyed five shops. No people were injured.

 

Additional reporting by the Bangkok Post. (See story here.)

 

 

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