AN explosion occurred in Sukhumvit soi 40 this afternoon (June 16) with a Bangkok Metropolitan Administration street sweeper getting slightly injured after opening a plastic bag and setting off what appears to be a small bomb, Thai News Agency said.
The explosion took place near Pathum Khongkha School in Phra Kanong subdistrict of Klong Toey district.
Pol. Col. Khachornpong Chitphakphum, chief of Thonglor police station, said the blast occurred at around 1 pm today when a Bangkok street sweeper found a plastic bag within which black tape was wounded around and upon opening to have a look set off the bomb.
The street sweeper got slightly injured in the thigh.
Police suspect it was a pingpong bomb which had been hidden at this spot and are investigating this explosion in detail together with other concerned agencies.
Top: Police checking the Sukhumvit area traffic after today’s blast with an image of the injured street sweeper inset. Photo: Thai News Agency