A powerful blast occurred near the famous Erawan Brahma Temple in Chidlom district of central Bangkok, leaving 15 people dead and 25 others injured. At least 45 bikes and other vehicles were damaged in the blast.
The Brahma Temple is a famous Hindu shrine, but the Buddhists also used to visit here.
The area in and around the temple as well as the commercial hub, has been cordoned off. The bomb was kept on a motorcycle. It was triggered using a remote. There was another much powerful bomb, which did not go off. Two other live bombs were also reportedly found. The death toll may go up further.