Health officials: 82 hurt in rally

A total of 82 people were injured in yesterday's clashes between Pitak Siam protesters and security officials and 22 of them are being treated at the Police Hospital, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday.

Dr Narong Sahamethaphat, the public health permanent secretary, said of the 82 people hurt, 52 were citizens (31 men and 21 women), 29 were police officers and one was a soldier.

Following the clashes, 33 were admitted to Vajira Hospital, 24 to the Police Hospital, two to Central Hospital, one to Ramathibodi Hospital, two to Rajwithee Hospital, one to Chulalongkorn Hospital, two to Mission Hospital and 17 to Khlong Luang Hospital in Pathum Thani.

The injuries were not serious. Twenty-two are still being treated at the Police Hospital.

There were no deaths in yesterday's incidents.

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