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Published: Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 3:52:00 PM
Updated: Monday December 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:37 AM

Danok blasts: Two Thais killed, over 20 injured

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

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.

Bernama had reported Songkhla Governor Jrisada Boonrach as saying that the Malaysians were injured in the third explosion, in front of the Oliver Hotel here at 1.45 pm. The 'Malaysians' turned out to be Myanmars.

The town was rocked by a series of blasts from bombs hidden in parked motorcycles and cars. 

According to The Nation, the first attack took place in front of the police station in Sadao while the second was in a parking space at the Sadao police station. 


Initial investigation showed both attacks were caused by explosives hidden in motorcycles, which were parked in the areas.

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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