A Thonburi-Namtok train delayed after a paper box with a bomb inside placed on the track of the River Kwai bridge

A Thonburi-Namtok train was delayed for an hour after a paper box with a bomb inside was placed on the track of the River Kwai bridge in Kanchanaburi province yesterday.

The train was stopped a distance from the bridge as explosive ordnance disposal and local police walked to inspect the box

It was later found to be an old M26 hand grenade, but was still life.

EOD then removed the box from the track and took it out for destroy.

The clearing of the River Kwai bridge delayed the train service by an hour.

Police said they believed the owner if the grenade left the box on the track to avoid being searched.

They ruled out it was an attempt to sabotage the rail track as it was only a hand grenade.

After the incident, the State Railways of Thailand and the relevant government agencies and the police held a meeting to discuss the issue and agreed to install CCTV cameras in the area surrounding the famous bridge to ensure safety for tourists.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)