Bangkok blasts: Was Lord Brahma temple the target?

 Two powerful bomb blasts outside a hugely popular Lord Brahma temple in a crowded business district here on Sunday killed at least 27 people, including four foreigners.

Delhi: Two powerful bomb blasts outside a hugely popular Lord Brahma temple in a crowded business district here on Sunday killed at least 27 people, including four foreigners.

The twin blasts, which the government believed was aimed at damaging economy and tourism, occurred in a space of minutes around 7 pm (5:30 IST) outside Erawan Shrine dedicated to Lord Brahma in the downtown Chidlom district, creating panic as people fled the place that was spilled with blood, as per PTI.

The temple is located on a main road through Bangkok's commercial hub and is surrounded by three major shopping malls.

However, there were no reports of any Indian casualties in the explosions that caused a huge amount of chaos, with body parts scattered everywhere.

It is among Bangkok's most popular tourist attractions.

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy tweeted the following helpline numbers:

(With PTI inputs)

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