Deadly blast two miles from Webster’s Bangkok campus kills 19


A bomb exploded outside a shrine in central Bangkok on Aug. 17, two miles from Webster’s Bangkok campus. The blast killed 19 people and injured more than 100.

Webster President Elizabeth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster released a statement on the attack on the Erawan Shrine asking the Webster community to keep Webster Thailand’s staff and students in their thoughts.

“Webster campus leaders are communicating with students, staff and faculty, emphasizing safety and caution. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation,” the statement said.

Thailand Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said the attackers aimed to attack tourism in Thailand in a BBC article.

“We will hunt them down,” Wongusown said.”

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack as of today.

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