Two city cleaners seriously hurt in explosion

national February 10, 2014 00:00

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Two city cleaners were seriously injured in an explosion in Pranakorn district on Monday, when they reportedly swept up abandoned ping-pong bombs.

Four others cleaners, working at a road island near Phan Fah Bridge in the district, were also wounded in the blast, which occurred at about 11am.

The two suffered shrapnel wounds to their faces and legs. They are now receiving treatment at Charoenkrung Pracharat Bridge.

A police commander, Pol Maj Gen Wallop Prathummuang said one of them might have touched one of two ping-pong bombs with their broom, causing it to explode.

The site was a used as a rally site of the anti-government campaigns.