Death toll rises in Thailand clashes

At least three people were killed during the clashes in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday morning.

11:24 / 15.05.2010 On May 14, 16 people were killed in a series of clashes between troops and the anti-government protesters in Bangkok PA reports quoting the world news agencies. The death toll rose to 20 in the past few days. There were three foreigners, including a Canadian journalist among the casualties. In addition, over 140 people were wounded as among these include both security personnel and civilians. The injured persons were sent to get treated at 20 hospitals across Bangkok.
The latest development in 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-shirts" rally of supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in central Bangkok has been held from March 12 as the Rathchaprason Intersection in central Bangkok is their main rally site.

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