Yesterday in the Thai capital, a powerful explosion occurred. The explosion occurred around 7 PM local time near the Erawan Shrine. The temple is situated in the heart of Bangkok and is one of the main attractions of the city.
According to preliminary data, 27 people were killed and 117 wounded.
The photos that emerged on social networks, clearly show the destruction: the window of the car smashed, the trash strewn everywhere. The scene was immediately cordoned off by emergency services.
Press representative of the national police Prawut of Thavornsiri confirmed that the cause of the explosion was a bomb. "An improvised explosive device attached to the motorcycle. According to preliminary data, the bomb was 5 kg in a trotyl equivalent. The explosion had a radius of 40 meters," he said.
The Russian Consulate in Bangkok the correspondent of the "Political class" said that at present the information about the tragedy is being processed, according to preliminary data, among victims citizens of the Russian Federation no.
No criminal group has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Suspicion falls on Muslim separatists.
Local newspaper the Bangkok Post reported that police defused two more bombs in the same area of Bangkok.