Clash toll: 1 killed, 143 injured

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Erawan Emergency Centre announced that as of 8am Friday the number of casualties from yesterday's clash between anti-government protesters and police at the Thai-Japanese sports complex at Din Daeng totalled one dead and 143 injured.

The fatality was Pol Sr Sgt Maj Narong Pitisith.

Of the wounded, only 30 remain in hospitals.  Of them, three men and one woman are seriously injured.

One of the men, a security guard for the protesters, was shot in the head and underwent an operation at Ratchawithi Hospital; one was shot in  the abdomen and is being treated at King Mongkut Hospital; and the other suffered a serious cut to the head and is in Ramathibodi Hospital.

The seriously injured woman is being treated at Phayathai Hospital. She was shot in the left side of the chest.  The bullet went through one of her lungs.

Dr Udom Chaowarin, director of Ratchawithi Hospital, said the security guard for the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand had begun to respond by opening his eyes.  He is still under the doctors' close watch.

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Discussion 1 : 28/12/2013 at 01:57 PM
Is there no report on which party shot whom? Were the police using life rounds? This violent escalation bodes not well.

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