Rally toll: 4 dead, 238 wounded

Four people have been killed and 238 injured in political rallies from Dec 26 last year to Jan 18. Twenty-two of the injured are still being treated in hospital.

The figures were revealed on Sunday by Dr Suphan Srithamma, director-general of the Health Depatment, and Dr Narong Apikulvanich, director of the centre for the prevention and mitigation of medical calamities from political rallies.

As for a People's Democratic Reform Committee guard who was shot in the chest and seriously wounded at 11.30pm on Saturday at the Lat Phrao intersection, the man has undergone surgery and is recovering in an intensive care unit, they said.

According to Dr Suphan, medical teams have been assigned to the rally site. Mobile rescue operations teams have been mobilised from several provinces such as Kanchanaburi, Ranong and Lop Buri to provide emergency treatment.

There are sufficient medical teams to cope with any emergency cases which may arise, he said.

"We are confident we can cope with the situation. We have also coordinated with hospitals in surrounding areas where patients can be referred to in case they cannot be admitted by hospitals in Bangkok," said Dr Suphan.

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Discussion 1 : 20/01/2014 at 03:20 AM
please army, not enough people dead already!
Discussion 2 : 19/01/2014 at 07:42 PM
I agree all deaths and injuries should be reported……. no matter what our opinions are…..
Discussion 3 : 19/01/2014 at 07:14 PM
Gen. Prayuth has said that he would hold the Government responsible for any death or injuries to demonstrators. Let's see if he is a man of his word.
Discussion 4 : 19/01/2014 at 06:16 PM
I find this report very strange. Why not give the statistics over all,since the protests started. More fatalities, including, and not forgetting 2 red shirt members, and the young man who was burnt to death,along with his bus. Or has that been forgotten?..

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