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Thailand: Mourners gather for Bangkok bombing victim01:09

Thailand: Mourners gather for Bangkok bombing victim

Thailand, Bangkok
August 20, 2015 at 18:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

A funeral service was held for Yutnarong Singro, one of the victims of the Bangkok bombing earlier this week, close to the bomb-site in the centre of Thailand's capital, Thursday. Twenty-two people were confirmed dead and 123 injured after the bomb exploded at a Hindu Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Monday.

Police sources have said they believe the bomb may have been attached to a motorbike in Bangkok's busy Ratchaprasong shopping district. At least eight foreigners are among those killed.

Bangkok police have reportedly confirmed that the bomb was an improvised explosive device comprising 3kg (6.6lbs) of TNT stuffed inside a pipe. Police also said they had found and defused two similar bombs close by to the Erawan Shrine.

According to Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, the perpetrators intended to damage the economy and Thailand's tourism sector. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Thailand: Mourners gather for Bangkok bombing victim01:09
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A funeral service was held for Yutnarong Singro, one of the victims of the Bangkok bombing earlier this week, close to the bomb-site in the centre of Thailand's capital, Thursday. Twenty-two people were confirmed dead and 123 injured after the bomb exploded at a Hindu Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Monday.

Police sources have said they believe the bomb may have been attached to a motorbike in Bangkok's busy Ratchaprasong shopping district. At least eight foreigners are among those killed.

Bangkok police have reportedly confirmed that the bomb was an improvised explosive device comprising 3kg (6.6lbs) of TNT stuffed inside a pipe. Police also said they had found and defused two similar bombs close by to the Erawan Shrine.

According to Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, the perpetrators intended to damage the economy and Thailand's tourism sector. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.