Bomb explodes in a religious shrine in Bangkok

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A bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok today  Monday 17 August, killing at least two people and wounding scores.

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 spokesperson Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri told AFP.

The Erawan is an enormously popular shrine to the Hindu god Brahma but is visited by thousands of Buddhist devotees every day.

It is located on a main road through Bangkok’s commercial hub and is surrounded by three major shopping malls.

wounded persons have been rushed to the nearby hospital.

News24

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