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Bangkok Shutdown: One dead after protest blast

Published on Jan 18, 2014 9:26 AM

BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai protester injured in a bomb attack at an opposition march in Bangkok has died of his wounds, officials said on Saturday, a day after the blast that has ramped up tensions around rallies aimed at toppling the government.

Dozens were injured in the explosion which happened as protesters neared a busy intersection in the shopping district of the city on Friday afternoon.

The capital's Erawan emergency centre said the man died on early Saturday.

"He died from severe loss of blood after suffering shrapnel wounds to his major internal organs," an official from the centre said.

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