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Family grieves for two children killed in Bangkok blast

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 01:40

Feb. 24 - Relatives of a four-year-old boy and his six-year-old sister who were killed in a Bangkok blast, mourn their deaths. Sarah Toms reports.

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It's been one day since a bomb tore through this busy shopping district in the Thai capital...and the death toll continues to rise. A young girl died on Monday from brain injuries sustained by the blast. Pictures of her can be seen on this medical volunteer's mobile. Her four-year-old brother and a 59-year-old woman died the previous day, bringing the number of dead to three. More than 20 people were wounded. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) PROTESTERS' MEDIC VOLUNTEER, PRASIT KERDPOOM SAYING; "He (the wounded boy) is about my son's age. He was choking and I felt really sad and thought if he was my son, I would have gone mad. I can't accept this." Relatives of the family who died left the hospital weeping, as officials carried out the coffins of their loved ones. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) VICTIMS' FATHER THAYAKORN YOS-UBON SAYING: "Why has this happened to my children? I hope all sides realize that my family right now is suffering and it is unbearable." The attack -- possibly caused by a grenade -- took place close to an anti-government protest camp in the heart of Bangkok. It came hours after gunmen opened fire on another rally in eastern Thailand. These demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an appointed interim government. She has refused. As Thai police examine the scene for evidence the army chief called for an end to the violence. But tensions across the country have escalated since a wave of anti government demonstrations began in November....and still the protesters leave for another rally.

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Family grieves for two children killed in Bangkok blast

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 01:40