Multiple Loud Bangs in 3 Areas in Bangkok near BTS Station
Update 3.23pm: There are reports stating 6 explosions happened today, not just 3 loud bangs.
There are many unconfirmed reports of multiple loud bangs in Bangkok this morning. We saw any tweets and reports of the loud bangs near Chong Nonsi BTS Station and also near King Power Mahanakhon Building. We didn’t post anything until it is confirmed by the Thai press as it could be fake news.
Bangkok Post just posted below.
Loud bangs were heard near a skytrain station and at least three other areas in Bangkok on Friday morning, with two people confirmed injured on Rama 9 Road.
Police reported loud sound similar to bomb explosions twice at the Chong Nonsi BTS station about 8.50am and closed exits 3 and 4 for safety reasons.
Police also cordoned off the ground near the two exits to examine the cause of the bang.
Police also reported loud bangs in Soi 57/1 on Rama 9 road, injuring two city road cleaners at 8.50am, one loud bang outside King Power Mahanakhon Building near the same BTS station at 9am and three bangs near the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road at the same time.
Explosive Ordnance disposal police are at the scene.
In a tweet at 11.12am, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha condemned those behind the bombing and wrote he had already ordered those responsible to protect the people and take care of affected people in a tweet at 11.12am.
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If you are in Bangkok right now, travel safe. We love Bangkok and we visit the capital city at least once a year. We have plans coming over to Bangkok soon too in this couple of weeks to update some of our stories. On the incidents this morning, we will update if any more official updates from the Thai press. Thanks for reading.