Scene of explosion (Image via Richard Barrow)
Reports of 27 dead, many injured (Image Eric Parpart)
Erawan Shrine, aftermath of alleged bomb blast (Image via Trac)
Rachaprasong is pretty much the heart of Bangkok. Wow, must have been the evening rush hour too!
7:46pm Some really graphic images now being tweeted of body parts. It must have been a massive explosion. Very sad day for
Here is the power of
#periscope at its finest: live streaming of aftermath of #Bangkok explosion https://www.periscope.tv/w/aKHJpjIxNzZ8NjMzMzI2NjcUAlOP1w6fyFf89iTzAbreVcl2d_y7UD7z0_MwP3K5QA== …
So far there have been no claims of responsibility. Bangkok has seen protests and battles on the streets in recent years between supporters of rival political parties. Southern Thailand has also suffered an ongoing insurgency centred on the 3 mainly Muslim provinces bordering Malaysia, see following,
“The smouldering Thai insurgency”
“Why is Thailand under military rule?”
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.