6 More Dead In Bangkok Protest Zone

BANGKOK (AP) - Witnesses say at least 6 more bodies from the Bangkok unrest are lying in a Buddhist temple in the protest zone.

They say the temple, Wat Pathum Vanaram, was supposed to be a sanctuary for protesters from the street violence but troops have yet to secure the surrounding area.

100s of people fled there after the army launched a crackdown to end a 2-month standoff in the Thai capital.

Mark MacKinnon, a Canadian journalist who was at the temple, said the situation remained dangerous with bullets flying overhead until a cease-fire was negotiated late Wednesday night.

Medical volunteer Anan Thongniem said the dead included 2 protesters, 2 protest 'guard' and 2 medics. The deaths would bring Wednesday's death toll to at least 12.

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