Friday, May 14th, 2010
Two people have been shot dead in central Bangkok in the last 24 hours as the violence sweeping the Thai capital escalates.
An unnamed man is believed to have died last night after being shot through the eye, and this afternoon a doctor at a Bangkok hospital said a 33-year-old man had been brought in with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.
At least 12 people were wounded overnight in the bloody protests, which saw Thai troops firing teargas, rubber bullets, and possibly live rounds at protesters.
Reuters reported that a Thai photographer and a foreign journalist had also been shot in yesterday’s skirmishes as demonstrators gathered outside the Suan Lum night market to stop soldiers sealing off roads around their main fortified encampment in Bangkok’s commercial heart.
This article was posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 at 6:57 am