24 injured in blast at Bangkok’s King Mongkut Hospital

The cause of the explosion is under investigation. (Photo: K5_Rescue/Twitter)

Twenty-four people have been injured following an explosion at the King Mongkut Hospital in Central Bangkok on Monday (May 22).

The hospital said in a statement that the blast was likely caused by an accident. Of the 24 injured, three are still receiving treatment – mostly from broken glass, it said.

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The cause of the blast is under investigation, according to an army official who spoke with local media.

A spokesman at the scene has said that a gas leak was probably the cause.

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Local broadcaster Thai PBS said the incident took place in a guest room for retired military officials. All of them were taken to the emergency room for treatment, it added.

Bangkok blast now confirmed as a bomb. 

Source: CNA/dl

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