Blast in Bangkok shopping district kills two: Health officials

BANGKOK - A woman and a boy died in a blast in a busy Bangkok shopping district on Sunday, city health officials said, as anti-government protesters rallied nearby.

"A 40-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy died and 22 people were injured," the Erawan emergency centre said in an update on its website after the blast on Sunday afternoon in the Thai capital.