Shocked by explosion in Bangkok, UN chief hopes perpetrators will be ‘brought to justice’

17 August 2015

United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon was shocked to learn of an explosion today close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, which caused the loss of life of innocent civilians.

“[The Secretary-General] expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and to the people and Government of Thailand, and wishes those injured a quick recovery,” said a statement attributable to a UN spokesperson.

According to the media, a bomb hidden inside the Erawan shrine exploded, killing dozens of people.

“The Secretary-General hopes that those responsible will be brought to justice,” adds the statement.


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