Buddhist monks led prayers at the shrine as it reopened this morning while devotees laid bundles of clothes to represent the lost loved ones.
    
The powerful blast on Monday evening killed 20 people at the shrine, situated at the corner of a busy intersection dotted with high end shopping malls and luxury hotels. Nine foreigners were killed in the attack, which was described by authorities as the 'worst' in Thai history.
    
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-O-cha yesterday vowed to capture the bomber and asked media not to speculate. The authorities are still waiting for lab-test results before confirming the type of bomb that was used to stage the attack.
    
Chief of Royal Thai Police General Somyot Poompanmuang said the blast had caused some damage to the gilded Brahma statue's chin and right arm.

 

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