At least 12 people reported dead in Bangkok bomb blast

At least 12 people have been killed and 20 wounded by a bomb blast that hit the commercial centre of the Thai capital Bangkok.

The blast, which took place near the Erawan Shrine, occurred about 7.10pm local time.

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said the bomb was placed inside the Erawan Shrine area.

Nearby offices have reportedly been evacuated, according to reports on social media.

Thailand’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal have detonated at least one more bomb in the Ratchaprasong area.


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