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Tourists Narrowly Escape Second Bombing Attempt in Bangkok – [See Video]

An unidentified assailant threw a bomb down from the Saphan Taksin bridge onto a footbridge crowded with pedestrians

An unidentified assailant threw a bomb down from the Saphan Taksin bridge onto a footbridge crowded with pedestrians

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BANGKOKTourists Narrowly Escape Second Bangkok Bombing attack in less than 24 Hours, CCTV footage captures a bomb blast this afternoon in Bangkok at a location frequented by tourists

The attack happened at 12:59pm beneath a bridge over Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River near a pier frequented by tourists, nobody was reported injured in the attack, according to a Khaosod News Report.

An unidentified assailant threw a bomb down from the Saphan Taksin bridge onto a footbridge crowded with pedestrians, apparently missing the target with the bomb landing and exploding in the water, according to video of the attack.

Authorities believe the attacks are linked, National police chief Somyot Pumphanmuang confirmed at a late afternoon news conference.

Police officers, a bomb team and divers are combing the crime scene. An officer said many pieces of the bomb were found “scattered” on the ground close to the blast site.

The footbridge is located near a busy point of embarkation for the Chao Phraya River Express Boat, a river taxi service popular with visitors.

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