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Bangkok bomb: Blast near Erawan Shrine leaves 19 dead, 80 injured

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Bangkok, Aug 17 : A bomb explosion on Monday here, killed 19 people in the capital’s central Chidlom district, it has been reported.

As per the police, the attack took place close to the Erawan Shrine.

Local reports suggest that the blast left at least 19 people dead and 80 people injured.

The bomb exploded at about 19:00 local time ( 12:00 GMT).

Details are awaited. (ANI)