“There was a lot of blood.”

Two bombs have exploded in the resort town of Hua Hin, in the south-west of Thailand.

Late Thursday night (local time), one woman was killed and 19 others were left injured when the bombs went off.

According to officials at the scene, the explosives – hidden in pot plants that lined the busy street, which is popular with tourists thanks to a variety of restaurants and nightclubs – were detonated via cell phones.

“There was a lot of blood, towels, tissues – I mean all kinds of stuff that people use to stop the bleeding of the wounded people,” a witness told local reporters.

The second explosion happened about 30 minutes after the first and injured at least nine foreigners, among them Germans, Swiss and Italians.

According to witnesses, the woman who died was a local selling papaya from a food stall that was located very close to where one of the explosions occurred.

It is unclear exactly who is responsible for the attacks, police say, and investigations are ongoing.

Bomb attacks aren’t uncommon in Thailand, a response to the wave of insurgency the country is experiencing. However, they are considered rare in tourist areas.

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