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One dead in Bangkok bus stop explosion

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-25

An explosion in the Thai capital Bangkok killed one person and left 10 others injured on Sunday, according to officials. The blast occurred in a central commercial district only hours after voting ended in a tense by-election.

AFP -  One person died and 10 others were taken for hospital treatment after a bomb blast at a bus stop in the Thai capital on Sunday, emergency services said.

The victim was a 51-year-old man who died in hospital from his wounds, an official at the Erawan emergency centre told AFP.

The explosion came hours after polls closed in a closely watched by-election in the capital pitting a leader of the "Red Shirt" anti-government movement against a member of the elite-backed ruling party.

The blast occurred at a bus stop in front of a supermarket in the same central shopping district occupied by the Red Shirts during their mass rally which ended in May with a bloody army crackdown.

Date created : 2010-07-25

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