The number of fatalities from last Saturday’s violent clashes between the government’s security forces and red-clad anti-government protesters here has risen to 23, with 195 persons remaining in hospital, according to a statement issued by Erawan Medical Centre early Wednesday.

The statement said of the total 195 wounded now being treated at 15 hospitals in the Thai capital, 14 are now under close  doctors’ supervision in intensive care units.

Emergency services said earlier the number of wounded from the day-long confrontation and clashes at Ratchadamnoen Avenue was 863 persons, including more than 200 soldiers.

via Number of dead in clashes rises to 23; Investigators to meet Friday.

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