Two dead at Bangkok protest site after explosion

Two people were killed and at least 21 wounded in an explosion near an anti-government protest site in Bangkok early on Thursday, Thai police have said.

Anti-government protesters cast shadows around a bloody footprint. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Witnesses reported gunfire and an explosion, as Thailand's rival political factions squared off over who should be prime minister.

A doctor at an emergency centre in the Thai capital said the wounded had been hit by shrapnel.