Bomb-blast damages railway near Cha-am Station, no injuries
January 19, 2014 00:00 By The Sunday Nation 3,784 Viewed
A bomb blast damaged a section of railway near Phetchaburi's Cha-am Station early yesterday morning, but no one was injured.
Prapas Chongsanguan, governor of the State Railway of Thailand, said the bomb was possibly meant to be a threat and urged the public not to link it with politics, pending a police investigation.
Police were alerted of the bomb at 3.50am by a station official who noticed the bomb-damaged section of the railway, while a train was approaching the station. The railway section was later repaired, delaying eight trains with some 300 passengers that waited at Hua Hin, Wang Pong and Pran Buri stations. Train services resumed hours later in the morning. Prapas said he reported it to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt, who then urged him to beef up security.