Bangkok blast: Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia 'safe' at mall near blast site

Aug 17, 2015, 20:14 IST | A Correspondent

Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, who are currently in Bangkok, have revealed that they were close to the blast site and are 'safe'

Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh who are currently in Bangkok are "safe". 

Actress Genelia, who is shooting for an ad in the Thai capital, revealed that she was close to the blast site on Twitter.

Genelia tweets she's safe

The 'Force' star, 28, took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express her grief over the lives lost due to the powerful bomb blast and inform her fans that she was safe.

She revealed that she was in a mall right opposite to the bomb site and could hear the sirens blazing.

"Bomb set off just opp the mall we are currently in - can hear the sirens blazing all over- we are safe but feel terrible for the lives lost," Genelia tweeted.

Riteish also tweeted, "Bangkok -right across the street".  He also posted a video of police 

At least 27 people were killed and 78 others wounded -- mostly foreigners -- in a bomb explosion on Monday close to Hindu Erawan Shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, police said.

The temple, which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, is located on a main road through Bangkok's commercial hub and is surrounded by three major shopping malls.

Here's  the video Riteish Deshmukh posted on instagram:


Bangkok -right across the street.

A video posted by Riteish Deshmukh (@riteishdeshmukh) onAug 17, 2015 at 7:32am PDT

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