Thailand bombs: Hua Hin resort hit by twin blasts..more explosions follow
Two bombs have exploded in the Thai resort of Hua Hin, killing one woman and injuring 19 people including foreign tourists.
The bombs were hidden in plant pots spaced 50m (164 ft) apart, and detonated by mobile phones within half an hour of each other, police said.
Local reports say the woman who died was running a food stall in the area of the blasts.
Five foreigners are reported to be among the injured.
Twin bombings are a regular occurrence in Thailand’s three southern provinces, which are wracked by an insurgency, but it is rare to find such attacks in Thailand’s tourist areas.
Briton Mark Gainsford told the BBC he had been in a bar near the blasts: “I heard people shouting ‘Bomb! Bomb!’ but I didn’t hear any blast.
“I ran out to see if I could help. I saw eight to 10 people injured, on the floor. The police arrived very quickly.”
Hua Hin, an upmarket coastal resort on the Gulf of Thailand, is popular with foreign and Thai visitors.
Its royal palace is famous as the preferred home of King Bhumibol Adulyade.
A wave of explosions and fires have hit southern Thailand only hours after twin bombs ripped through a tourist bar area in the beach resort town of Hua Hin southwest of Bangkok, killing a woman and injuring 23 others. At least four people have been killed in total and many others injured in in 12 hours of terror.
As Thais marked the 84th birthday of Queen Sirikit, there were reports of two more bomb blasts on Phuket, the most popular destination in Thailand for Australians, and Surat Thani on the Gulf of Thailand. Unconfirmed reports said one blast was at Loma Park in Patong, an area on Phuket Island where there are hotels popular with Australians. Another reportedly exploded at a police box on Patong’s main beach road, at the intersection with Soi Bangla.
the slaves will beg the “government” to protect them and say yes to any measure they present..cause and effect..