Explosion rocks Bangkok, multiple casualties

Thailand’s national police chief says the blast – in a busy shopping district – was caused by a bomb. The death toll continues to rise with reports that more than twenty people were injured including foreigners.

A motorcycle bomb exploded in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, on Monday evening local time, the deputy national police chief confirmed.

A police and rescue worker at the scene said 12 people were killed in the blast, which happened at a major intersection in the city. Meanwhile, Nation TV reported five deaths and 20 others wounded. Officials said the injured included some foreigners.

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Reports said the bomb went off in front of the Erawan shrine in the Chidlom district, a shopping area popular with tourists. Witnesses described seeing body parts scattered across the street.

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Source News: DW