By The Nation
Police said the blast occurred at 10:30 pm. The car that was parked at the underground car park of the store was completely damaged. The truck used a false license plate.
The occasion occurred while the store was about to close.
Surat Thani Governor Chatpong Chatphum said the attacker hid the bomb in a Honda Jazz that used a fake license plate of Chon Buri.
The blast also damaged over 10 other cars.
The five injured were identified as:
1) Sudarat Deepenkaew, 32 –left arm injured
2) Ritthichai Thepkaew, 33 – right leg injured
3) Tidarat Churad, 30, back and right ankle injured
4) Velentino Diogolio, 22
5) Santiphan Meenert, 22
Nearly at the same time, a fire destroyed the cafeteria building of Surat Thani Cooperative.
The blaze occurred after two explosions were heard.
Some 20 fire engines rushed to control the blaze that swept through the building. Cooking gas cylinders also fueled the fire.
Chatpong said two explosions were heard before the fire started. The authorities have yet to check whether electricity transformers there exploded or not.
The governor said no one was injured in the blaze.