Security upgrade at Thailand’s airports follows Boston Marathon blasts

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BANGKOK, April 16 – Security arrangements at Thailand’s six major airports were reviewed and tightened today after a bomb attack at the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured 144 others.

Acting Airports of Thailand (AoT) President Pongsak Semson said after urgently meeting with airport executives, police and security officials that extra surveillance has been imposed at all six airports under AoT supervision: Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket.

Airport and intelligence agencies are closely monitoring the situation at all the airports, with additional inspections being conducted in buildings and parking lots, he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Manasvi Srisodapol said there was no report of any Thai nationals among the victims or injured people in the Boston Marathon violence.