Update: Twin bombs hit Big C Department store in Pattani

Update: At least 60 people have been injured from the explosions at Big C department store and about 100 vehicles have been damaged. The first bomb exploded inside the department store while the second followed about 20 minutes later. According to the Bangkok Post, another suspicious object was found at the Diana department store in Muang district, though nothing dangerous was detected

Twin bombs have exploded at the Big C department store in Pattani town, injuring about 40 people.

Between 2-3 pm on 9 May 2017, two bombs exploded in the Big C Supercenter in Mueang District of the Deep South province of Pattani and at its parking lot of the, injuring at least 37 people.

The bombs caused extensive damage to a number of cars, motorcycles and the parking lot, and also triggered a fire.  

The bombs were reportedly placed in a bronze-colour pickup truck.

CCTV footage of the parking lot shows that the driver parked the pickup truck close to the entrance of the department store before leaving.

At press time, there has been no report of deaths.

Photo from Thai PBS

Prachatai apologies for the inaccuracies in earlier reporting