Explosive Devices Found Hidden in Traffic Cones on Pattaya Beach Road

Pattaya —

A loud explosion rocked Pattaya’s Beach Road on Wednesday night, January 31st, causing panic among locals and tourists.

The incident occurred at 11:45 PM, prompting an urgent response from the Pattaya police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit.

Upon arrival, authorities found a chaotic scene with residents and tourists shaken by the blast. Eyewitnesses, including 40-year-old motorcycle taxi driver Mr. Suwit Srichantuek, described the harrowing scene. Mr. Suwit stated that he was picking up a traffic cone when a loud explosion erupted, followed by the sight of a ping-pong ball-like object falling from the cone. The explosion caused panic, with people fleeing the area.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident. However, a second explosive device, roughly the size of a hand grenade and wrapped in black duct tape, was found hidden in another traffic cone near the initial blast site. The EOD unit immediately cordoned off the area and removed the device for disposal in a remote location.

Authorities are currently attempting to identify the suspect who hid the devices, commonly called ping pong bombs and often used by rival teen gangs, in the cones.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.