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Bomb explosion in Bangkok downtown, 12 people killed

The explosion took place in the crowded Bangkok downtown. As a result of this incident, more than 20 people were injured, five more were killed.
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A bomb exploded in the center of the Thai capital Bangkok on Monday during the evening rush hour, killing at least 12 people. It is reported by CNBC with reference to the local police reports, Joinfo.ua informs.

The police chief Pravut Tavornsiri said it was a bomb explosion.

The explosion occurred at the Rajprasong intersection, which has been the center of many political demonstrations in recent years.

According to preliminary information, the incident occurred near the statue of Erawan Shrine, which is a popular place among both tourists and the Thais.

Earlier, we reported about an explosion in Turkey. The explosion took place at the cultural center in the southeastern part of the country in the city of Suruç. It is not known what caused the tragedy, but according to unconfirmed reports referring to witnesses, it could be caused by a terrorist attack.