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Deadly explosion rocks near Bangkok’s iconic Erawan Shrine

A powerful and deadly bomb exploded near Ratchaprasong intersection Monday around 6:55 pm. At least 10 people are confirmed dead and several others are injured. Cars nearby were damaged as the bomb blasted near the Erawan Shrine. The iron fence surrounding the shrine was reportedly bent by the force of the explosion.

The bomb caused chaos and panic in one of the busiest and center of political demonstrations in Thailand in recent years. Witnesses say the blast was heard as far as the Lumpini Park.

“I can confirm it was a bomb, we can’t tell which kind yet, we are checking.” said national police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri.

UPDATE: As of 9:56 Police Chief said that there are 16 people killed and approximately 80 people were hurt as bomb rocked the famous Erawan Shrine earlier today.

2 Chinese nationality, 1 Filipino and 1 Thai were declared dead at Police Hospital.

Thai media confirmed that the bomb was hidden under a bench and did not come from a motorcycle as reported earlier.

Photos and videos from netizens (warning: graphic contents).

Bomb attack at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine • August 17, 2015

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Posted by บีบีซีไทย – BBC Thai on Monday, August 17, 2015

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Sources: Thai PBS, Bangkok Post