PM expresses sympathy for car bomb victims in Hat Yai, Yala

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BANGKOK, April 7 –Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressd sympathy for car bomb victims in the southern province of Yala and Songkhla, vowing to provide full remedies and step up security measures to rebuild confidence among tourists.

The premier, on her weekly programme “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” said she felt regret and would like to extend condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones and who were affected by the devastating car bombing incidents in Yala and Songkhla’s Hat Yai district.

She said the government would take responsibility in taking care of the approximately 400 victims who wounded in the attacks.

Security agencies would step up security measures–particularly in public areas–as more police and military would be deployed to ensure safety of public and more cameras would be installed in the CCTV system network, she said.

The Transport Ministry would also apply strict security checks at public bus services and airports, said the premier.

The bombing at Hat Yai’s Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel on April 1 killed three persons–including two Malaysians–and wounded over 350 tourists and shoppers, while two car bombings in Yala’s provincial seat claimed 11 lives and wounded about 200 victims.