Bomb scare delays Thai Smiles flight

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SAMUT PRAKAN -- Thai Smiles Flight WE-136 from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai was delayed for nearly five hours on Sunday night following a bomb scare.

The flight, which was originally to depart from Suvarnabhumi airport at 6.45pm for Chiang Rai, was delayed until 11.20pm.

Sirote Duangratana, general manager of Suvarnabhumi airport, said the airport declared an emergency about 6.50pm after a passenger told a flight crew there was a bomb in a suitcase.

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