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Six dead, dozens wounded in Thai south car bomb

Published on Sep 21, 2012 8:30 PM

SAI BURI (AFP) - At least six people were killed and more than 40 were wounded on Friday after a car bomb exploded in a busy
shopping street in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, officials told AFP.

Overwhelmed nurses scrambled to help as casualties poured into the main hospital in Sai Buri town, an AFP reporter at the scene said, describing blood trails smeared across the floor as the bodies of the dead were carried in.

“There are six dead now, three men and three women,” a Public Health Ministry official said in Bangkok – a toll confirmed by the local hospital which said five civilians were among the dead.

“All together 41 people have been wounded either from shrapnel or burns,” she said, adding 19 “seriously injured” people had been ferried to bigger provincial hospitals.

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