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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.

According to Khosod English, Thai authorities are combing the scene.

An officer told them that many pieces of the bomb were found “scattered on the ground close to the blast site."

A video of the explosion was shared on social media.

 

ภาพจากกล้องวงจรปิด วินาทีระเบิดท่าเรือสาทร ช่วง 13.00 น. ที่ผ่านมา เบื้องต้นไร้ผู้บาดเจ็บ-เสียชีวิตขอบคุณคลิปวิดีโอ : อาสาแจ้งข่าว

Posted by Thairath on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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

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