Explosion at Erawan Shrine
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An explosion at Erawan Shrine, a popular tourist attraction and important religious shrine, in the heart of the Bangkok shopping district killed more than 20 people and injured more than 120 others, many foreign tourists, during the Monday evening rush hour. Twelve of the dead were killed at the scene. Thai police said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated just before 7PM. Police said the bomb was made of more than six pounds of explosives stuffed in a pipe and wrapped with white cloth. Its destructive radius was estimated at 100 meters.