BANGKOK, (UPDATED) 2015 Bangkok blast death toll update, Monday’s bombing resulted to 19 confirmed casualties.
Thai Police confirmed 19 people were killed, including 10 Thais, one Chinese and one Filipino citizen. More than 120 others were injured, police said.
The Bangkok explosion inside the Erawan shrine complex at the Ratchaprasong intersection detonated at 6.55pm, using an improvised explosive device.
“The scale of the explosion set motorbikes and taxis ablaze inside the intersection…” Bangkok Post report.
At Least 19 Die in Bombing at Popular Bangkok Shrine At least 123 people were reported wounded in what Thailand’s top police official and others called a vicious act meant to target civilians.
An on going investigations, but Thai authorities offered no clue as to who might have been responsible for the blast, which appeared to be the worst by far in a series of explosions that have occasionally disrupted the country since the Thai military seized power in a May 2014 coup.
“We should rename terrorists. Attacks are so commonplace these days tat they have become a mere nuisance so we should call them annoys, and just ignore them. It takes the fear out of the name. Media attention is what they seek and if they are called just a pain in the a*** they might stop. The actual killing has no effect whatsoever. Treat them just like attention seeking toddler girls because that is what they really are.” an opinion stated.
The Bangkok Post reported on its website that the shrine bomb, apparently placed just inside the fenced Erawan compound, detonated at 6:55 p.m. The scale of the explosion set vehicles just next to the intersection, bowed the iron fence of the shrine outward.
Bangkok blast debris and at least five motorcycles were scattered in the intersection, including one in flames, as dozens of emergency vehicles arrived on the scene. Bloodstains were visible at a nearby shopping mall, an indication of the force of the blast.