Rajaprasong explosion death toll rises to at least 12

The death toll has risen to 12 and at least 30 people are injured in the explosion at Rajaprasong Intersection occurred around 7pm today while police have confirmed there is still one more bomb to be defused near Gaysorn Plaza.

Police radio @JS100 said the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device outside the Erawan shrine. Authorities say they are expecting to find two to three more bombs.

 

 

According to Spring News, the junta has not declared a state of emergency as rumored on social media.

Body parts were scattered across the street after the bomb went off around 7pm 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.
 

 

Explosion kills several in downtown Bangkok

CCTV video of this evening’s explosion at Rajaprasong Intersection in downtown #Bangkok . Several reported killed. Awful news. Stay safe, everyone. Video: https://twitter.com/dekdue_03

Posted by Coconuts Bangkok on Monday, August 17, 2015

Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP

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Bangkok rocks Bangkok’s Rajaprasong intersection, several reported killed

 

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