A car bomb outside a popular tourist hotel has left one dead and at least 29 people injured.The bomb has struck in Pattani in Thailand, an area which is popular with Western tourists. The explosion took place outside the Southern Hotel, which appeared to have been badly damaged in images posted online.
At least one of the building’s walls looks to have been demolished by the blast, which has left the rest of the hotel ablaze. It comes after British holidaymakers have been warned to be on “high alert” over fears of more bombs rocking holiday spots across Thailand.
The alarm was sent out by the Foreign Office after a spate of 11 terror blasts rocked Thailand earlier this month killing four and injuring dozens, including foreigners. The bombings – caused by homemade devices – went off south of Bangkok and several hit the tourism industry.
AN FCO statement added: “Bomb and grenade attacks have been indiscriminate, including in places visited by expatriates and foreign travellers. There have been attacks in the past in the main cities of Thailand, including in Bangkok in 2015 and 2012, in Koh Samui in 2015, and in Chiang Mai in 2010.”