Huge Explosion Hits Central Bangkok, Casualties Reported
15:32 17.08.2015(updated 15:54 17.08.2015)
Twelve people have been killed and dozens sustained injuries in a major blast in Thailand's capital Bangkok, , according to police and a rescue worker.
Local media reported earlier that five people had been killed in the blast.
According to bangkokbiznews.com, several cars were set ablaze by the blast, which took place near the Erawan Shrine in the city center, a popular tourist attraction.
The explosion was caused by a bomb. Body parts were scattered across the street after the bomb went of, local residents report.
Video on facebook https://www.facebook.com/KlumXasaKuChiphKuphayThailand/videos/923690194356664/
Bomb hit at busiest time of the day (19.00 local time).
I suspect victims are waiting for traffic light when bomb explode.
Bomb site pics from facebook.
Very sad day