6 bodies found inside temple in central Bangkok: spokesman

14:25, May 20, 2010      

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Six bodies were found inside the Pathumwanaram Temple due to violent clashes on Wednesday night, acting government spokesman Panithan Wattanayakorn said Thursday morning.

Addressing the nation in a television program at about 11:00 a.m. local time, Panithan updated the overall situation, including the loss of lives.

In a related development, the website by the Nation newspaper reported that at 10:00 a.m., officials retrieved the six bodies from inside the temple, while one of the them was a woman.

The Pathumwanaram Temple, which is the shelter for the anti- government protestors, especially children, the elderly, and women, is located next to the Rajprasong Intersection in central Bangkok.

Before the anti-government protestors were dispersed on Wednesday afternoon, the Rajprasong Intersection had been occupied by the "red-shirts" protestors since early April.

Source: Xinhua


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