South trains halted by suspected bomb
- Published: 31 Oct 2013 at 16.26
- Online news:
All trains between Bangkok to the South were halted on Thursday afternoon after an object suspected to be a bomb was found under a rail track in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Bang Saphan district, reports said.
Pol Maj Gen Thanet Sunthornsuk, the Prachuap Khiri Khan police chief, led a team of explosive ordnance disposal police to the scene after the suspicious object was found about 2pm. It was placed under the rail track at kilometre marker 378/3 near Ban Fai Tha in tambon Phong Prasat in Bang Saphan district, where rubber protesters have blocked the Phetkasem Highway.
The EOD police initially suspected it was a home-made bomb as a wire was seen sticking out from it.
Two sheets of paper with a message were found at the scene. One message read, "Do you think rubber growers are meaningless?" and the other, "We want 100 baht, but rejected"..
The ordnance squad has still to report whether the bomb is genuine or a hoax.