An explosion in Bangkok's central commercial hub has killed 16 people and injured at least 80, according to local media reports.
> The explosion took place close to the Erawan Shrine, a crowded tourist area.
> Body parts were scattered across the street after the bomb went off during rush hour.
> Crater at site of blast
> Second unexplored bomb discovered in front of Gaysorn shopping center at Ratchaprasong
> Reuters news agency quoted Thai national police chief as saying that the blast was triggered by a bomb.> No reports of Indian casualties yet, Indian Ambassador tells media.
> The bomb is believed to have been attached on a motorbike.
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