Another bomb explodes in Bangkok as police release photo of suspect
There was another explosion in Bangkok on Tuesday (Aug 18), just hours after several bombs went off in the heart of the city near a popular tourist spot.
This time, no injuries or damage were reported.
The Thai authorities also released a screenshot of the CCTV footage of the suspect that they believed planted the bomb that went off at the Erawan shrine on Monday night (Aug 17).
The man wearing the yellow T-shirt was seen on the CCTV footage with a black backpack entering the Erawan Shrine and then leaving without the bag.
At least 21 people were killed and 120 injured in that explosion.
One Singaporean died in the explosion.
Just hours after, a second explosion occurred near Sathorn pier, a spot where tourists and Thais would board water taxis that ply the Chao Phraya river, reported Bangkok Post.
According to the Khaosod English, an explosive device was thrown from the Saphan Taksin bridge onto a small footbridge running underneath the bridge at about 1pm Bangkok time.
A screenshot of the explosion which hit the footbridge. PHOTO: FACEBOOK SCREENGRAB/THAIRATH
The bomb missed the footbridge, and bounced into the water where it exploded.
A video of the explosion was shared on social media.
The Straits Times reported that Professor Panitan Wattanayagorn, a national security specialist and advisor to defence minister and deputy premier General Prawit Wongsuwan said that they have a small list of suspects.
"They are looking for just a few people. And police chief General Somyot Poompanmoung believes they are still in Bangkok,’’ he said.
Source: Bangkok Post, The Straits Times, Twitter, Khaosod English