Three injured as local train struck by explosion in Pattani province
Two State Railway of Thailand workers and a passenger were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), thought to have been planted by southern insurgents on the rail track, detonated as a local train was approaching Kok Pho district of Pattani province today (Monday).
SRT officials said that train No. 452 originated in Su-Ngai Kolok district of Narathiwat province and was bound for Nakhon Si Thammarat.
The train driver drove on until the train reached Ta Paed station, in Thepa district of Songkhla. Two railway employees, and a passenger were injured. All were rushed to Kok Pho hospital for treatment.
The force of the explosion shattered the front windshield and several other windows on the train.
All 300 passengers were evacuated from the train and trucks and buses were arranged by local administration officials to take them to their destinations.