Policeman shot at Phan Fah dies

A policeman shot in the head the clash at Phan Fah Bridge on Feb 18 died on Monday, the Erawan emergency centre announced.

The centre, operated by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, said Pol Lance Corporal Sarawut Chaipanha, 28, was pronounced dead at 12.30pm at Police Hospital on Monday.

His death raised the number of fatalities from the Phan Fah incident to six, both protesters and police, with 69 people injured, in the clash when police botched their attempt to eject protesters from the area. 

The centre reported that the accumulated casualty from the political violence since Nov 30 last year is 20 killed and 718 wounded, according to the Erawan centre.

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