Bangkok blast: Several killed, many injured

Bangkok, Aug 17: At least 15 people were killed and over 80 were injured, when a bomb exploded close to a shrine in the centre of the Thai capital on Monday, Aug 17 evening.

The explosion took place close to the Hindu Erawan Shrine in the capital's central Chidlom district at 6.55 pm, with police saying it may have been caused by a motorcycle bomb, reports Bangkok Post.


Body parts were scattered across the street after the bomb went off outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital.

"I can confirm it was a bomb, we can't tell which kind yet, we are checking," national police spokesman Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri told a news agency.

Police said that bomb was on a motorcycle when it exploded outside a Hindu shrine.

"Area of Bangkok sealed off due to active bomb", Thai police has said.

Most of the injured are foreign tourists.

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