At least 15 people are believed to have been killed and 25 injured in a massive bombing attack that rocked the city of Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.
Many Jews and Israelis frequent the city as tourists, and a number of others visit for work in kashruth supervision and other industries. However, none are believed to have been present at the time of the blast, a local source told JewishPress.com .
Police said explosion left a huge crater close to the Erawan shrine in the center of the Thai capital.
The attack took place at about 7 pm local time in the central Chidlom district, next to a five-star hotel and near three major shopping centers, The Telegraph reported. Among the hotel chains in the area are the Holiday Inn, the InterContinental, Renaissance and Grand Hyatt.
Foreign tourists may have been among the casualties, according to a report by the BBC.
At least one more bomb has been discovered and defused by police officers thus far in the Ratchaprasong area, the news service reported.
The reason for the attack is not clear, and no terrorist group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.