A bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in at the Rajaprasong area in central Bangkok on Monday night, killing at least two people and wounding scores more, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.
However, local TV has reported that five people are dead and 20 injured, the BBC reported.
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 Lietenant-General Prawut Thavornsiri told AFP.
There has been a large explosion close to a shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok.
A the BBC journalist at the scene has said there is a huge amount of chaos.
He added that he has been massive damage and a crater – indicating a bomb, a rare one for the city.
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