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Bangkok reels after deadly shrine bombing

Athit Perawongmetha | Reuters

Bangkok is reeling after a deadly pipe-bomb exploded at the well-known Erawan shrine, a popular tourist spot in close proximity to shopping malls and offices.

Here are images captured of the aftermath of the devastating blast in one of Asia's busiest cities.

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Wreckage of motorcycles and rubble are seen as onlookers gather at the scene of the blast at the Ratchaprasong intersection.

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Paramedics and firefighters at the scene of blast, organizing rescue efforts and manning barricades.

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Paramedics carrying an injured woman on a stretcher, heading to the hospital.

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Thai police officers guard a cordoned-off area where a victim remains under a white sheet, among wrecked motorcycles and debris.

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Policemen with sniffer dogs check for other hidden bombs that might have been planted at the scene of the explosion.

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Chief Somyot Poompanmoung was interviewed by the press at the scene last night.

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Experts investigate the site of the blast in central Bangkok on 18th August, 2015.