Multiple Deaths Reported After Explosion Near Bangkok Shrine
The explosion hit near the Erawan Shrine in the Ratchaprasong Intersection. Local police report it may have been caused by a motorcycle bomb.By Ryan Biek | August 17, 2015
An explosion near a shrine in Bangkok has killed at least 27 people and injured as many as 80.
"Here are scenes of the most appalling carnage here, right at the center of Bangkok's most popular shopping district," a BBC reporter said.
"Local hospitals have been appealing both for blood, but also for translators to help with the international casualties," a reporter told CCTV.