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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

There was a car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui in Chaweng around 10.30 or 11.30pm, reports are unclear about the exact time.
Initial reports were unclear about the cause of the explosion, whether it was a car bomb or an exploded LPG gas tank in a car.

Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

Police and fire brigade at the scene

However, Governor Chatpong Chatput said the explosion was caused by a car bomb placed inside a pickup according to the Bangkok Post.
Early reports state that six to ten people got injured but there were no fatalities.

Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

Damaged cars

Unconfirmed reports state that there was a similar explosion at the Surat Thani Central Festival store at a similar time, but no official news report can confirm this at this stage.

Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

The car park at Central Festival after the explosion

This comes as a shock to the people that live on Koh Samui, explosions seemed a far away happening until last night. 

Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

View from the fire raging in the car park

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Car bomb or gas tank explosion last night at Central Festival Koh Samui

Remains of a car

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