Three explosions have been reported in Bangkok at different locations on Friday morning, injuring at least two people, as the city plays host to foreign ministers from the UK, the US, China and Russia.
The three explosions were heard next to a busy skytrain commuter station called BTS Chong Nonsi, at a government complex in the north, and on one of the city’s busiest main roads, Rama 9.
Two street cleaners were lightly injured in the Rama 9 Road blast and one was taken to hospital.
A statement from the prime minister’s office said he had ordered an immediate investigation. “The situation is being closely monitored and security measures have been tightened. The public is urged not to panic,” the statement read.
Several key officials from foreign governments are in Thailand following the annual meeting of foreign ministers at ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) on Wednesday, including the UK’s new foreign minister Dominic Raab, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi.
Friday’s explosions followed an evacuation of the Royal Thai Police headquarters on Thursday night after a man was seen planting a suspicious package. The bomb squad was called, phone signal in the area was cut and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
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