Four people have been killed and several injured in multiple bomb blasts that have hit across Thailand in the past 24 hours. A series of blasts hit three of the most popular tourist resorts in southern Thailand on Thursday, just days after the country voted to accept a military-backed constitution in a referendum. Two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin on Friday morning near the clock tower.
The latest blasts came after bombs that exploded late on Thursday killed one Thai woman and wounded 21 people, nine of them foreigners, Police were investigating but had not yet found any connection between the blasts in three popular tourist destinations in the south, deputy police spokesperson Piyaphand Pingmuang said told reporters.
Hua Hin is an upscale resort town about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Bangkok, popular with both local and foreign tourists. Thailand has been hit by eight bomb blasts in the last 24 hours. The blasts come as the country celebrates the birthday of Queen Sirikit, a day also observed as Mother’s Day here. This is is first time there have been bomb blasts in popular tourist spots. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts and it is not clear if they are connected.