Twin bombing at Thailand’s Hua Hin resort leaves 1 dead, many injured

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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On Thursday, two bombs exploded at the Hua Hin resort, in Thailand, killing one woman, and resulting in many injuries. The bombs exploded about 30 minutes apart from each other. Most of the people injured were tourists; of German, Swiss, and Italian nationalities, while the woman that died was a Thai street vendor. Suthipong Klai-udom, a Hua Hin district official, has said that the bombs were hidden inside of planters, and detonated by cellphone.

File photo of a market in Hua Hin.
Image: Jarcje.

Edwin Wiek, a 30-year resident of, claims that one bomb was near the London Bar. A video he released shows an emergency responder examining items next to the deceased woman’s food cart. In a tweet, he stated:

“Bombs in #Huahin were in plant pots, not in motorbikes.”
-Edwin Wiek (@EdwinWiek) August 11, 2016

“We don’t know who is responsible for the attacks.” said Mr. Suthipong in an interview, noting that local officials had no prior information about an attack. Tawee Narissirikul, the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, where Hua Hin is located, stated that this was the first bombing at Hua Hin, saying “Now we have to be more cautious about the situation.”

Hua Hin is a resort town on the Gulf of Thailand, 145 kilometres (90 miles) south-west from Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Many people stayed there in preparation for a Thai holiday, marking the birth of queen Sirikit.


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