Car Drives Into Erawan Shrine, 5 People Injured

BANGKOK — Someone drove a car into the Erawan Shrine on Friday night reportedly injuring five people.

Emergency personnel who were removing injured people from the scene said an unconscious driver was found inside a Toyota Corona. The driver, 54-year-old Kanuengnit Techoran, was found unconscious and suspected of suffering a seizure. Also in the car was her daughter, in her 20s.

The five people injured were a Chinese tourist, two tourists from Malaysia and two tourists from Singapore.

Nearly a year ago in August the shrine was the site of a terrorist attack when a bomb went off killing 20 people gathered inside. Most of them were Chinese tourists.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.

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