UPDATE2: Bomb attack at Phramongkutklao hospital

UPDATE2: Bomb attack at Phramongkutklao hospital

Deputy police chief Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul talk to reporters, confirming the explosion at Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday morning was a bomb. (Post Today photo)
Deputy police chief Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul talk to reporters, confirming the explosion at Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday morning was a bomb. (Post Today photo)

Explosion in dispensary for commissioned officers with 2-3 meter radius. Remnants of wire and battery found at explosion site.

UPDATE #2:

Police: Phramongkutklao hospital explosion had range of 2 to 3 meters

22/05/2017
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Authorities say a bomb at a hospital in Bangkok has wounded more than 20 people.

The blast went off at 10am on Monday in the dispensary's waiting room for commissioned officers at the Phra Mongkutklao Hospital on Ratchawithi Road in Bangkok, according to Thai media.

Several glass partitions in the area were broken in the blast, which emitted smoke but no flames.

At 11.50am, Lt Gen Saroj Keokajee, commander of the Army Medical Department which supervises the hospital, said 24 people were wounded, three of whom were under close monitoring.

It was believed at the time the blast might have been caused by a gas leak as there were several pipes and cables in the under- maintained air-conditioning ducts.

But after deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul checked the scene in the afternoon, he told Thai media the incident was a bombing.

EVIDENCE OF BOMB

"We found pieces of a circuit and a battery, as well as some wires."

"We'll investigate further but initially we found the explosion had a range of 2-3 metres," he said.

The perpetrators might have put the bomb in a container and placed it near the entrance of the dispensary, which was an open area, he added.

It was too early to say whether the explosion was linked to the bombings in front of the National Theatre last week and the Government Lottery Office on April 5, or whether it targeted lives, he said, adding explosive ordnance disposal officials are investigating.

"We condemn the perpetrators. Even in the three southernmost provinces, no attempts have been made on hospitals," he said.

The entire building was closed so sniffer dogs could check for more explosives.

(Source here)

UPDATE #1: EVIDENCE OF A BOMB ATTACK

In this morning's explosion at King Mongkut Hospital (Phramongkutklao Hospital) in Bangkok police now say there is evidence that the explosion was a bomb attack.

The evidence was said to include remnants of a battery and electrical wires.

The alleged bomb attack marked the third anniversary of the coup that brought the current military government in Thailand to power.

The explosion took place around 11am Monday morning in a reception room for retired civil servants in which over 20 people were injured.

(Source here).

Confusion following explosion at King Mongkut Hospital this morning (Source: Post Today).

EXPLOSIONS & HOSPITALS

Explosion at King Mongkut hospital: Dozen or more injured

22/05/2017

An explosion hit King Mongkut hospital this morning.

The explosion reportedly injured over a dozen elderly people, mostly from broken window glass.

The explosion occured on the first floor room of the Chalermphrakiat building in a reception or guest room for retired military officials.

Whether the explosion was a gas explosion, due to a surge in electricity or an air compressor explosion is not yet known but there was no fire as a result of the explosion.

Reception room of hospital where explosion occurred (Source: Post Today)

Area of hospital where the explosion this morning happened (Source: Post Today).


http://www.posttoday.com/local/bkk/495976

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/explosion-king-mongkut-hospital-leaves-dozen-injured/

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2017/05/22/explosion-reported-bangkoks-phramongkutklao-hospital/

https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984299-explosion-at-king-mongkut-hospital-leaves-a-dozen-injured/

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1254259/police-bomb-at-hospital-wounds-more-than-20

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  • according to (prep): as stated or reported by somebody/something - ตามคำบอกเล่า, ตามรายงาน
  • adj (noun): connected with soldiers or the armed forces - ในทางทหาร,เกี่ยวกับทหาร
  • alleged: claimed to be true although not yet proven; claimed to have done something wrong but not yet proven - ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
  • anniversary: a date when you celebrate something that happened in a previous year that is important to you - วันครบรอบ
  • as a result of: because of -
  • attack (noun): an act of trying to hurt or kill somebody - การโจมตี
  • authority (noun): a person or government agency who has the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • blast: an explosion - การระเบิด
  • cable: thick strong metal rope used on ships, for supporting bridges, etc. - สายเคเบิ้ล, เชือกหรือเหล็กเส้นขนาดใหญ่
  • circuit: the complete path of wires and equipment along which an electric current flows - วงจรไฟฟ้า
  • commander (noun): the head of large military unit or a crew - ผู้บังคับบัญชา
  • commissioned officer: an officer in the armed forces who has a higher rank, such as a captain or a general - นายทหารชั้นสัญญาบัตร (ตั้งแต่ร้อยตรีขึ้นไป), นายทหารประจำการ
  • container: something used for storing or holding things - หีบบรรจุ
  • coup: the seizure of power in a country by a group of people, usually members of the armed forces - รัฐประหาร
  • current: of the present time - ปัจจุบัน
  • deputy: a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation - รอง
  • dispensary: the place that hands out medication and drugs to patients undergoing medical treatment in a hospital or clinic -
  • disposal: getting rid of something or, in this case, making an explosive safe   - การกำจัด
  • dozen: a group of twelve of the same thing - หนึ่งโหล
  • duct (noun): a long pipe or tube in a building that carries something such as water, heated air or wires - ท่อ
  • due to: because of - เนื่องจาก
  • emit: to send something out into the air - ปล่อยออกมา, แพร่กระจาย
  • entrance: a door, gate, passage, etc. used for entering a room, building or place - ทางเข้า
  • evidence: facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime - หลักฐาน
  • explosion (noun): the sudden violent bursting and loud noise of something such as a bomb exploding; the act of deliberately causing something to explode - การระเบิด
  • explosives: substances or pieces of equipment that can cause explosions - สิ่งที่ระเบิดได้
  • flames: the brightly burning gases that you see coming from a fire - เปลวไฟ, เปลวเพลิง
  • guest: a person who is staying at a hotel, etc - แขก,ลูกค้า,ผู้มาพักอาศัย
  • immediately (adv): happening right after something else with no delay; right away - ทันที
  • incident: something that happens, usually something bad - เหตุการณ์
  • injured (adj): hurt in an accident, natural disaster, attack, etc. - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
  • investigate: to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it - ตรวจสอบหาความจริง
  • leak: (of a liquid or gas) flowing out of a hole or crack - การรั่วไหล
  • linked: connected - เชื่อมต่อ เชื่อมโยง
  • lottery: a way of raising money for a government, charity, etc. by selling tickets that have different numbers on them that people have chosen. Numbers are then chosen by chance and the people who have those numbers on their tickets win prizes - สลากกินแบ่ง, ล็อตเตอรี่
  • maintain: to keep something in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly - ซ่อมบำรุง
  • mark (verb): to celebrate or officially remember an event that you consider to be important - เฉลิมฉลอง, ระลึกถึง
  • media: radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group - สื่อ
  • medical: connected with illness and injury and their treatment - ทางการแพทย์, ด้านการแพทย์, เกี่ยวกับการแพทย์
  • monitor: keep track of - ตรวจ, ติดตาม, เฝ้าสังเกต
  • occur: to happen - เกิดขึ้น
  • officials: people who have the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • ordnance: weapons, ammunition, etc., especially military - สรรพาวุธ, อาวุธยุทโธปกรณ์
  • partition: a wall, screen, or piece of glass used to separate one area from another in a room or vehicle - ฉาก, กำแพง, ผนัง
  • perpetrator: someone who has committed a crime, or a violent or harmful act - ผู้ก่อการ
  • reception: the way in which someone or something is received or welcomed - การต้อนรับ
  • reportedly: as reported (often used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true) - ตามที่รายงาน
  • retired: no longer working because you have reached the age where you are officially too old to work or you want to stop working - เกษียณอายุ
  • scene: site; a place where something happens or happened - สถานที่เกิดเหตุ
  • smoke: dirty air that comes from burning or factory pollution, for example - ควัน
  • sniffer dogs: dogs trained to smell and find particular things, e.g., missing people, dead bodies, illegal drugs, etc. -
  • supervise: to be in charge of an activity and to check that everything is being done correctly - ดูแล ควบคุม
  • surge: a sudden increase in something - การเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็ว
  • target (noun): an object that someone tries to hit or capture - เป้า
  • under-: not enough; not enough is done -
  • wounded: injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously - บาดเจ็บ
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