BANGKOK - Four security guards were injured in Bangkok when explosives believed to be giant firecrackers went off at a protest rally site near the front of United Nations' office and the Army's headquarters on Sunday.
The firecrackers were hurled at a group of security guards at the rally site at 1:40 pm, injuring four of them.
They were rushed to the Ramathibodi Hospital.
Assoc Prof Doctor Surasak Leela-udomlipi, the director of the hospital, said at 3:45 pm that the injured men were believed to be about 18 to 24 years old.
Three of them were slightly injured and discharged after treatment.
He said one of the men was injured at his right eye and admitted to the hospital. Doctors could not establish what caused the injuries, he added.
According to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Services Center, the first injured victim was a 24-year-old man. He has injuries at his face, right eye, and right arm. He is still undergoing treatment at the hospital
The second victim was a 26-year-old man. He was suffering from injury at his left hand.
The third victim was a 20-year-old man who suffered injuries on the left side of his face and left knee. The last victim was an 18-year-old man. He was wound on the right side of his forehead.