Published On: Wed, Aug 19th, 2015

Shrine reopens in Bangkok as police hunt bomber

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Shrine reopens in Bangkok as police hunt bomber

Buddhist monks have led prayers for the reopening of a Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police in Thailand continue to hunt a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb.

The bomb struck early on Monday evening as worshippers and tourists crowded into the Erawan shrine in the Thai capital’s commercial heart, but no one has yet claimed responsibility.

About a dozen monks led the prayers at the Erawan shrine as it reopened early on Wednesday while devotees – including tourists – bent down and held joss sticks.

The attack left at least 11 foreigners dead, with Chinese, Hong Kong, Singaporean, Indonesian and a family from Malaysia among the victims.

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