Police investigations into the Bangkok bomb blast has led to the discovery of CCTV footage of a suspect reportedly spotted placing a bag at the scene moments before the explosion.
According to reports, Images from the video footage show the man carrying a rucksack near the Erawan Shrine in popular Ratchaprasong district of the capital then leaving the area without it around 15 minutes before the blast.
Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the suspect, who was wearing a yellow T-shirt and thick-rimmed glasses, was believed to be from an ‘anti-government group based in Thailand’s north-east’, heartland of the kingdom’s anti-coup Red Shirt movement. He described the bombing as the ‘worst ever attack’ on his country. ‘Today there is a suspect who appeared on CCTV but it’s not clear… we are looking for this guy,’ he said.
So far, reports say that the death toll stands at 22 and 123 people injured but local reports suggest the numbers could rise.