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Thursday violence

Clash toll updated to 1 death, 143 injuries

One police officer was killed and at least 143 people including anti-government protesters, journalists and police officers were injured after violence erupted at the Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japan) aka the Thai-Japanese Stadium yesterday, according to the state emergency medical service agency.

Police Senior Sergeant Major Narong Pitisitthi, 45, died after being shot in the chest during the clashes with protesters at the Thai-Japanese Stadium.

Thirty of the injured were admitted to hospital and four are in a critical condition, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Service Centre reported on Friday.

The first victim, who was shot in the head, has undergone surgery at Rajvithi hospital.

The second man, who was shot in the chest and stomach, was admitted to Pramongkut hospital.

A third man hit in the head has been admitted to Ramathibodi hospital.

The last victim, a woman who received gunshot wounds to her chest and lungs, is at Phyathai hospital.

Meanwhile, the taxi driver who was beaten by a group of anti-government protesters on Vibhavadi Road yesterday has received hospital treatment.

The security guard of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee who was shot in the head is responding to treatment and is able to open his eyes and respond to simple commands following surgery yesterday, according to Rajvithi Hospital’s director Dr Udon Chaowarin.

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