By Thai Newsroom Reporters
A BOMB BLAST occurred in a carriage of a southbound cargo train in Narathiwat province today (Aug. 28). No injuries were reported, police said.
The cargo train on a special Bangkok-Sungai Kolok route was nearly arriving at Tan Yong Mat railway station in Ra-ngae district of the southernmost province when the mysterious bomb hidden in one of the carriages blew up at about 12.25 p.m., destroying the cargo of fruits destined for sale in the provincial capital city.
Moments after the bomb blast, a few unknown gunmen emerged from one side of the railway track and fired on the locomotive and carriages but nobody aboard the train was reportedly injured in the bomb attack or gunfire, believed to have been perpetrated by Deep South insurgents, the police said.
The police are yet to bring unknown suspects to justice while the special Bangkok-Sungai Kolok route was indefinitely suspended following today’s incident.
The bombed cargo train. Photos: Sanook.com