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Thai protesters try to blow up oil tanker in Bangkok

2010-05-17 13:05:40 GMT2010-05-17 21:05:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A group of Thai soldiers walk across a street in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on May 17, 2010. According to local aid agencies, the clashes between the troops and protesters which has lasted for 4 days have claimed at least 35 lives. (Xinhua/Thana Nuntavoranut)

Thai soldiers hide behind bunkers on street in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on May 17, 2010. (Xinhua/Thana Nuntavoranut)

BANGKOK, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The live broadcast of Thailand's Channel 3 Television on Monday showed anti-government protesters attempted to blow up an oil tanker outside a petrol station nearby the Bon Kai community in Thailand's capital Bangkok.

The live broadcast showed that some bullets hit the oil tank of the oil truck, however no blast has occurred yet.

Also, rubber tyres were burning nearby the oil tanker as smoke was seen above the violent scene.

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