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    Blast Strikes as Bangkok Seeks Answers

    Authorities confirm that a bomb in the capital of Thailand caused a deadly explosion near a central shrine today. Witnesses report seeing burned motorcycles and body parts at the scene, as well as a crater near the Erawan Shrine in the Chidlom district, located near a five-star hotel. Authorities, who say it may have been an attempt to wound the Thai economy, found at least two unexploded bombs at the site after the first detonated. Local media are reporting that at least 16 have died, with another 81 injured, but more casualties are feared. 

     

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