Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Is this the Bangkok bomber?
The suspect, wearing a yellow T-shirt and thick-rimmed glasses, was seen carrying a rucksack (left) near the Erawan Shrine in the popular Ratchaprasong district of the capital then leaving the area without it (centre) around 15 minutes before the blast.
Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the suspect was believed to be from an 'anti-government group based in Thailand's north-east' - the heartland of the kingdom's anti-coup Red Shirt movement. He described the bombing (top right) as the 'worst ever attack' on his country, adding: 'Today there is a suspect who appeared on CCTV but it's not clear... we are looking for this guy.' Terrifying footage captured on a mobile phone from a walkway above the shrine shows the moment the bomb exploded. Paramedics at the scene have likened the carnage to a 'meat market' with 'bodies everywhere'. Police also revealed another two bombs were found at the scene but had not been detonated.