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Death toll from Friday's clashes rises to 10: Thai national emergency center

English.news.cn   2010-05-14 23:57:57 FeedbackPrintRSS

 
 Thai soldiers take position in street of Bangkok, capital of Thailand during a clash with "Red Shirt" protesters on May 14, 2010. The intense political situation has continued in Thailand's capital Bangkok as troops have been deployed nearby the main anti-government rally site Rathchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok. (Xinhua Photo)

BANGKOK, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a series of clashes between troops and the anti-government protesters on Friday in Thailand's capital Bangkok rose to ten, the Erawan's Bangkok Emergency Medical Service Center told Xinhua.

The 10 dead cases were recorded at midnight, higher from seven, which was recorded at 22:00 hours, local time, the Erawan center said, adding that all of the 10 death cases are civilians.

And, some 110 persons were wounded as among these include both security personnel and civilians, according to the Erawan's emergency center.

The latest development in capital Bangkok has followed the announcement by the Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation ( CRES), which said on Friday morning that it will keep pressure on the "red-shirt" protesters to end their prolonged rally.

The troops started to seal off the "red-shirts" fortified encampment late on Thursday, prompting violent clashes in which Khattiya Sawasdipol, chief military adviser to protesters, was admitted to hospital after being shot in the head.

The anti-government "red-shirt" rally in central Bangkok has been held from March 12 as the Rathchaprason Intersection in central Bangkok is their main rally site.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

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