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Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital – BBC News

Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital – BBC News

A bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 80.

Reports say a second bomb has been found in the area and made safe.

No-one has yet said they carried out the attack, which took place close to the Erawan shrine in Bangkok’s central Chidlom district.

The shrine is a major tourist attraction. The Thai government said the attack was aimed at foreigners.

Local media report that tourists, including Chinese, may be among the casualties.

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwong said: “It was a TNT bomb… the people who did it targeted foreigners and to damage tourism and the economy.”

Source: Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital – BBC News