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twin explosions in Hua hin kill one injure 19

Post by JamesWest » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:59 am

twin terror bombs kill one and injure 19 in soi binabaht

there is blood all over the street at the bomb site.
bomb disposal units at the train station.
north bound traffic diverted to u-turn at ssoi 88 .
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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by JamesWest » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:04 am

i just cme from the bomb location. blood all over the street.
train station closed. bomb disposal unit at train station.
north bound traffic diverted to u turn and soi 88
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Post by maccastime » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:14 am

Was in town around 9ish this morning.Bomb was on corner of Poolsuk and Selakam.placed in a plant pot.2nd was behind this area near Johnny Walker bar.i walked through the temple towards the rear of this area.i was looking up towards Lucky shot bar when 3 more explosions went off,up near the clock tower and school.Police rushing all over the place.Ambulances on the scene very quick rushing people to hospital.not sure on injuries.time to head home.

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by hhfarang » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:18 am

The latest from the media (within the last hour):

"More bombs in Hua Hin, elsewhere"

"Municipality police chief, Pol Col Sutthichai Srisopacharoenrat, said the som tam food-cart operator in front of the beer bar was close to the first blast and badly wounded. She died of her wounds after she was rushed to hospital.

"Of the 19 [wounded], three are in serious condition and seven of the injured are foreigners – four women and three men", said Pol Col Sutthichai.

Two of the foreigners were reported by hospital officials to be British, while the nationalities of five others were unknown.

The toll could have been much higher. Bomb shrapnel gathered as evidence indicated the explosives were designed to kill and cause casualties"

.http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/adv ... -elsewhere

"Thailand: At least six blasts hit two cities within hours"

"...Edwin Wiek, who has lived in Thailand for almost 30 years, said one bomb was near the London Bar, not far from the Hua Hin Beach.
He tweeted a photo of a planter that was blown apart in one of the blasts. ..."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/asia/thai ... hin-bombs/

"Four killed and at least 20 people injured in string of explosions in southern Thailand"

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"Twin bombs exploded in the upscale resort of Hua Hin late on Thursday, killing one woman and wounding more than 20 others, including nine foreign tourists, and were followed by two more on Friday morning that killed another person. ..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08 ... t-town-of/
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Post by maccastime » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:29 am

Has there been more explosions at the train station? my god this is so sad.when will it end.stay safe.

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Post by hhfarang » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:29 am

"... A foreign man with a wife and badly injured child had bones sticking out of his legs, according to local people, Mr Wiek tweeted, adding that police stopped him filming the bombsite "as I might tarnish Hua Hin reputation?."... "

http://www.smh.com.au/world/more-explos ... qqza0.html
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Post by hhfarang » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:30 am

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Post by MajorBloodnok » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:34 am

List of Injured (Source 'Farang'): Hollaender/in = Dutch
Hua Hin Hospital:
•Vriesema Michelle, Holländerin,
•Josephine Elsabeth, Holländerin.

Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital:
•M. Yanzwam, Holländer.

San Paolo Hua Hin Hospital:
•Hannah Sandra Liane Sopio, 17 Jahre,
•Lorenzo Minoti, 21,
•Luisa Annett Anna Schiffmann, 19,
•Erica Vogel, 48,
•Addrea Tarrioli, 41,
•Sonata Bneno, 16,
•Rebecca Hollauf, 20.
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Post by lomuamart » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:56 am

maccastime wrote:Was in town around 9ish this morning.Bomb was on corner of Poolsuk and Selakam.placed in a plant pot.2nd was behind this area near Johnny Walker bar.i walked through the temple towards the rear of this area.i was looking up towards Lucky shot bar when 3 more explosions went off,up near the clock tower and school.Police rushing all over the place.Ambulances on the scene very quick rushing people to hospital.not sure on injuries.time to head home.
God, I walked through the little lane at Starbucks at the clock tower and on to the temple at around 8.50am this morning.
Didn't hear the explosions as I was probably on the beach by then.

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by den123 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:05 pm

is it still safe to holiday in hua hin

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by gandalfinthai » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:12 pm

I would not suggest a holiday in Hua Hin for a while. Not only is the situation unstable but there is likely to be heavy security and disruptions for several days (if not weeks.) I live here and will not be going anywhere for a few days.

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Re: twin explosions in Hua hin kill one injure 19

Post by maccastime » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:01 pm

lomuamart wrote:
maccastime wrote:Was in town around 9ish this morning.Bomb was on corner of Poolsuk and Selakam.placed in a plant pot.2nd was behind this area near Johnny Walker bar.i walked through the temple towards the rear of this area.i was looking up towards Lucky shot bar when 3 more explosions went off,up near the clock tower and school.Police rushing all over the place.Ambulances on the scene very quick rushing people to hospital.not sure on injuries.time to head home.
God, I walked through the little lane at Starbucks at the clock tower and on to the temple at around 8.50am this morning.
Didn't hear the explosions as I was probably on the beach by then.
both you and I were very lucky indeed.i was asked if I could to go and check on some people who were staying in the Sand Inn.i stopped there for a while then was told the second bomb was near Johnny Walker Bar.so I walked back up Poolsuk,cut through the temple,turned right headed down to the soi near Lucky shot bar.cops had it blocked off.stood there for 5 minutes then 3 explosions minutes apart.i had to get back to my car.looked up towards the clock tower cops all over the place.it was so close to star bucks you better believe it.huge hole in the small shop next to it.

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by centermid7 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:31 pm

A bar manager I know tells me that they have been ordered closed and it may be Monday before they will be allowed to reopen. We'll have to wait and see how it really works out.

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by brokendown » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:07 pm

keep the reports coming in,we cannot rely on the media outlets for accurate reporting

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Re: 2 bombs explode in Hua Hin town centre

Post by Gus » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:51 pm

The plant pots may have been the ones outside Raintree Spa, there was always some there, also that is where the Somtam lady used to stand.
Such a shame she was a victim of terrorism when just trying to do her job, I understand that she was very popular with the girls from the nearby bars. RIP.

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