Two explosions rock Big C Pattani, injure 37

Pattani, Thailand – Big C Pattani in Muang district was rocked by two explosions on Tuesday afternoon, resulting to at least 37 injured.

The first bomb exploded at about 2:10 pm and the second one exploded shortly after. There was also a suspicious thing found at Diana department store in Muang district, Pol Col Preecha Prachumchai, a deputy superintendent at Muang police station said as reported by Bangkok Post.

Authorities said that the first explosion was near the food center inside the supermarket and the second, which exploded shortly after, was inside a bag placed in a pickup truck park outside the building.

The explosions injured 37 people, and all were sent to Pattani Hospital. The hospital called for urgent blood donations, especially Group A/B and B.

The pickup used for the bomb outside the hypermarket had Yala registration plates. Authorities were checking on the ownership, the report added.

Photo credits: kunkimka twitter account

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