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Thailand boat blast injures 60 in Bangkok

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Bangkok: Engine explode in Bangkok commuter boat,resulted in injuring atleast 60 people.

While 14 are severly injured, remaining had minor injuries whop were released from the hospital, according to the city’s Erawan emergency medical centre.

Bangkok’s police commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn said two passengers were seriously hurt by flying debris from the explosion, which shook the wooden boat but largely left its hull intact.

“Most of the injured passengers are suffering from burns,” the officer told reporters

Witnesses interviewed on Channel 3 reported to have heard a loud bang that rang out just as the boat was docking, which made some passengers race for the pier, while others leapt into the canal’s murky waters.

The director of Family Transport, a private company said “We still don’t know how it exploded,” adding that the boats have been using gas-powered engines for up to eight years.

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