Teacher killed, 2 hurt in Pattani

A teacher died and two others were hurt when a bomb exploded near a convoy of educators and police in Pattani's Khok Pho district on Thursday morning, police said.

Patimo Saemasae, 28, was killed and teacher Lamduan Chuduang, 55 and Pol Sr Sgt Maj Pradit Iamsri, 44, were injured by the homemade roadside bomb around 8:15am near a bridge in Bang Kro village of tambon Tha Rua.

The blast occurred as four teachers were each travelling on a motorcycle to Ban Thau Rua School with a team of police providing security.  The convoy was led by a police pickup truck, followed by the teachers in the middle and two policemen on a motorcycle each on the rear.

They were admitted to Khok Pho Hospital where Mrs Patimo later died.

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