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Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 3:52:00 PM
Monday December 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:37 AM
by embun majid
Passers by watch as firemen douse a fire following a bomb blast behind Oliver Hotel on Kanchawanit Road in Danok, Songkhla on Dec 22. Starpix by G C TAN
BUKIT KAYU HITAM: At least two Thais were killed and over 20 injured in a series of blasts in the Thai border town of Danok in Songkhla on Sunday.
The blasts occurred in the town located some 1km from Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam in Padang Besar.
Province Nine police chief Major-General Noppadol Pueksomon said investigations showed that two locals died from the explosions in Danok.
Malaysian deputy consul-general to Songkhla, Mohd Rozaimi Harun, confirmed that no Malaysian was injured in the blast that occurred at about 11.40am.
Mohd Rozaimi said earlier information about two Malaysians being injured in Danok was inaccurate.
He said checks revealed that no Malaysian Chinese woman was warded at Padang Besar Hospital which was earlier reported.
"We found no trace of the woman. While the search for a Malaysian Chinese man said to be also injured in the blast was unfruitful," he said.
The town was rocked by a series of blasts from bombs hidden in parked motorcycles and cars.
The third explosion was in front of Oliver Hotel at Ban Dan Nok while the fourth was in a lane near McDonalds in the same area.
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