Thai police have confirmed that an explosion in Bangkok which has claimed multiple lives, was caused by a bomb.
This is the harrowing moment that the explosion was caught on CCTV.
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Police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri told Agence France-Presse news agency: “I can confirm it was a bomb, we can’t tell which kind yet, we are checking.”
Local media are reporting twelve dead and 20 injured.
The attack happened near the Erawan Shrine in the capital’s central Chidlom district.
Social media shows scenes of chaos, and body parts scattered everywhere.
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Emergency services in Bangkok have been scrambled to the scene but traffic chaos in limiting their response time.
— Romtam (@RomtamK) August 17, 2015