The Latest on Bangkok: Ceremonies held to honor victims

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015 1:30 AM
The Latest on Bangkok: Ceremonies held to honor victims

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the bombings in the Thai capital (all times local):

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Noon

Among those taking part in the ceremonies honoring the victims of Monday's bomb blast at the Erawan shrine are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu religious leaders.

Office worker Pratuang Limkul also came to pay her respects. She says: "(I came to) send the spirits of those in this place to rest in peace."

— Yves Dam Van, Bangkok

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7 a.m.

Religious ceremonie sare being held to honor the victims of the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine four days ago.

High-ranking government officials and diplomats are taking part in the ceremony involving five different religions in memory of the 20 people who died. More than 120 others were hurt in the blast. No one has taken responsibility for the attack.