Bomb goes off at Petronas station in Bangkok

BANGKOK, June 21 — Three people were injured when a home-made bomb exploded at a Petronas station in Bangkok during a fight between two rival paramedic rescue team members.

In the 3.30am incident, a local Petronas worker, a motorist who stopped to ask for direction and a member of the rescue team were injured at the station.

A police spokesman said the incident was the result of an earlier misunderstanding between the two rival groups in another location.

“One of the rescue teams stopped at the station. Later, the other group came and threw the home-made bomb,” he said, adding that similar fights between different paramedic groups had happened before.

The spokesman said the incident was not related to the ongoing political development where thousands of protestors are camping outside the Government House to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.

Petronas has about 118 stations in Thailand. — Bernama


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