Bangkok, April 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 100 injured Thursday when three successive blasts ripped through the main financial district of Thailand’s capital, media reports said.
The blasts took place around 9 p.m. in Silom district, hitting the Bangkok Bank headquarters, the third floor of Sala Daeng sky train station and a hotel, Minister of Public Health Jurin Laksanawisit said.
A woman died after she was rushed to Chulalongkorn Hospital, Xinhua reported quoting TPBS TV.
Spokesman for the Centre for the Resolutions of Emergency Situations (CRES), Sansern Kaewkamnerd, confirmed that the explosions were caused by M-79 grenades.
The blasts occurred around 500 metres from the Sala Daeng Intersection where the anti-government “red- shirts” protesters were holding demonstrations, the Nation news group said.