Deadly Explosion Rocks Central Bangkok

A bomb exploded Monday within a central Bangkok shrine that is among the city’s most popular tourist spots, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100 across a hectic intersection surrounded by five-star hotels and upscale shopping malls.

With a powerful flash caught on security video and a boom heard blocks away, the blast from the improvised explosive device scattered body parts across Rachaprasong intersection, spattered blood, blasted windows and burned motorbikes to the metal. It exploded during evening rush hour as the area was filled with tourists, office workers and shoppers.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to provide updates.

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