Thai officials cancel New Year’s celebrations after bomb blasts!
A soldier guards the scene after a bomb blast at Victory Monument on New Year’s Eve in Bangkok, December 31, 2006. At least six small bombs exploded in Bangkok on Sunday, killing two people, wounding more than 20 and shocking the Thai capital. (Reuters)
Several bomb blasts went off simultaneously in the Thailand capital today causing officials to cancel all New Years Celebration plans.
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BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — Thai authorities have canceled all major New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok after at least seven explosions ripped through several areas of the capital, killing two people, police and hospital officials say.
At least 12 other people were wounded in Sunday’s attacks, which appeared to have been coordinated, and took place hours before New Year’s Eve celebrations at midnight (noon ET).
Major events in Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai, have also been canceled.
Chief government spokesman Yongyud Maiyalab warned people to be cautious but not to panic.
One of the blasts occurred at a mall near the Victory Monument in the center of the Thai capital, Reuters reported.
At least 2 people died in the blasts today.
Thai policemen inspect the damage caused from a bomb that exploded at the market in Bangkok. Two people have been killed and 26 injured in six bomb blasts which rocked Bangkok. (AFP)