At least nine people were reported killed in bloody clashes between government troops and the red shirts of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Ratchadamnoen avenue early Saturday night.
Dr Malinee Sukkhavejvorakij, deputy Bangkok governor, revealed in a television interview at about 10.15 that altogether nine people died because of the clashes on Ratchadamnoen avenue.
Of the nine, four were Thai civilians, four soldiers and one Japanese reporter, she said, but did not identify them.
Earlier today, Dr Pichaya Nakwatchara, dirctor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's General Hospital, said in a television interview that five people died at the hospital. The figure was later corrected by Dr Malinee.