Riteish, Genelia wit­ness Bangkok blast

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Ac­tor cou­ple Riteish and Genelia Desh­mukh (right) were in Bangkok when an ex­plo­sion there left at least 27 peo­ple dead and 78 oth­ers wounded, ear­lier this week. The cou­ple con­firmed they are safe.

Genelia was there to shoot an ad­ver­tise­ment, and she was in a mall right op­po­site to the site where the blast hap­pened. “Bomb set off just op­po­site 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 on Mon­day. She thanked all her Twit­ter fol­low­ers. “Good morn­ing... Thank you all for the con­cern... Just to in­form you we are safe... #Thankgod4s­mall­mer­cies (sic),” she wrote.

Riteish even shared a video in which sev­eral am­bu­lances are seen on the road. “Bangkok — right across the street,” he cap­tioned the video. He later posted on Twit­ter: “My thoughts go out to the peo­ple af­fected by last night’s cow­ardly at­tack. Tak­ing in­no­cent lives is no way to protest or make a point. Thank you all for your prayers and con­cern. We all are fine.”

The ex­plo­sion was on the Ra­jpra­song in­ter­sec­tion, which has been the cen­tre of po­lit­i­cal demon­stra­tions in re­cent years.

PHOTO: AMLAN DUTTA/HT

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