Din Daeng injury toll soars to 96

A total of 96 people were injured in a violent clash between anti-government protesters and police at the Thai-Japanese sports complex in Din Daeng on Thursday, Medical Services Department director-general Suphan Srithamma said.

Dr Suphan said 82 of the injured were hospitalised.

Four of them were in a critical condition and were being treated at Rajavithi Hospital. The four included a 30-year-old man who was shot in the head, a 17-year-old teen who was shot in his right leg, a 56-year-old man whose left foot was shot, and a 40-year-old Japanese freelance reporter who was hit in the face with an unidentified object.

Other injured victims were recovering at the Rajavithi Hospital, Police Hospital, Phayathai Hospital, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Veterans General Hospital, and São Paolo Hospital.

The Centre for Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) earlier reported that three police officers were injured during the clash, one shot in the chest and two others blasted by ping pong bombs. The officer who was shot, Pol Sr Sgt Maj Narong Pitisit, 45, of Taladphlu police station, later succumbed to his injuries.

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