At least 12 people were killed in an explosion in central Bangkok near a popular shrine during Monday's evening rush hour, according to media reports. Local police confirmed the explosion was caused by a bomb that may have been hidden in a motorcycle. Reporters at the scene described a chaos, with body parts scattered everywhere in the area around the Erawan Shrine, which is popular with tourists as well as locals. The attack was also close to a five-star hotel in the Thai capital's central Chidlom district.
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