Breaking news in Bangkok tonight (Aug 17) is that a bomb went off near the popular Erawan Shrine in downtown, not too far from where we live. I actually didn't know anything had happened until someone called me and told me about. Only then did I realize that the loud clap of thunder I heard earlier this evening was a bomb blast, and not thunder.
Please remember in prayer those affected. I'll post an update if there is anything significant to report.
Here is an early report from the BBC. I've embedded below a CCTV video of the moment of the explosion.
On the afternoon of Tuesday Aug 18, someone threw a grenade from Taksin Bridge to Sathorn Pier below, but the device landed in the water instead of on the pier. There were no injuries. This is about a 10-15 minute walk from my home, but I rarely go down to the river. Embedded below is a video of the explosion.
ภาพจากกล้องวงจรปิด วินาทีระเบิดท่าเรือสาทร ช่วง 13.00 น. ที่ผ่านมา เบื้องต้นไร้ผู้บาดเจ็บ-เสียชีวิตขอบคุณคลิปวิดีโอ : อาสาแจ้งข่าวPosted by Thairath on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Here is a Google map of the locations of the blasts: