At least 20 killed, over 100 injured by biggest attack

national August 18, 2015 01:00


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A LARGE bomb rocked central Bangkok's Ratchaprasong area last night, killing at least 16 people and injuring dozens more last night.

The blast – perhaps the biggest attack in the country – was the first major violence following the May 2014 coup. It appeared to target the city’s Erawan Shrine, which is popular with Chinese tourists.

Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri confirmed Tuesday morning that the death toll has risen to 20 and 125 people were injured.

National police chief Pol General Somyot Poompanmuang condemned the fatal attack, saying the suspects were very cruel and had every intention to kill innocent people.


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