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Young brother and sister killed in Thai bomb blast

Published on Feb 24, 2014 10:54 AM
A policeman points at the crime scene following an a bomb blast in Bangkok on Feb 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - The six-year-old sister of a boy killed in a bomb blast in the Thai capital died on Monday, doctors said, taking the death toll to three from the latest incident in a conflict that has burst into episodic violence and shows no sign of ending.

The bomb exploded in a busy shopping district on Sunday, wounding at least 22 people near an anti-government protest site. Supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra earlier promised to get tough with the protesters who took to the streets last November in their bid to oust her.

The young girl's four-year-old brother and a 59-year-old woman were also killed in the blast. Medical sources had earlier put the age of the boy at 12 and the woman at 40.

A nine-year-old boy was in intensive care in hospital with severe head injuries.

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