Bangkok: There has been a large explosion close to a shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok. A local correspondent, who is at the scene, says there appear to be both dead and injured, amid a huge amount of chaos. There is a massive amount of damage and a crater that indicates this could be a bomb. The correspondent says that if it is a bomb, this would be a rare attack for the capital. According to local media, 12 people have been reported to be killed in the explosion. 20 others were reported to have been seriously injured and they have been taken to the nearest hospital.