Deadly bomb blast at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand

At least 19 people were killed and more than 120 injured when a bomb exploded near the Erawan Shrine, a major tourist attraction in Bangkok, Thailand. Reportedly, this bomb was a pipe bomb stuffed with 3 kilograms of TNT. No one has claimed responsibility, but this attack was targeting a crowded area with foreigners as well as Thai citizens.

Advice For Travellers

There has never been a terrorist attack of this scale in Bangkok. It may be prudent to avoid crowded areas in Bangkok at this time, particularly crowded tourist areas.