Bangkok blast: EU expresses condolences over attack

Emergency vehicles and members of the Fire Department arrive to assist following an explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 17, 2015.
Emergency vehicles and members of the Fire Department arrive to assist following an explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 17, 2015. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BRUSSELS - The European Union on Monday (Aug 17) expressed condolences over the bomb attack in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, which killed at least 19 people.

"The EU expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to all those wounded. Our thoughts are with the people of Thailand at this time of shock and grief," said a statement by the spokesman of the European External Action Service.

 

A bomb exploded close to the popular Erawan Shrine in the centre of Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 120 people.

The blast happened at about 7 pm local time on Monday near the shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists.