Bangkok bombing: New dashcam video shows moment blast struck as Thai police release sketch of suspect

Video: The pipe bomb killed at least 20 people - including one Briton - and injured more than 100

Kiran Moodley@kirancmoodley
Wednesday 19 August 2015 11:26

Further video footage has emerged showing the moment a bomb ripped through the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, as police in the city released a sketch of the man they believe to be behind the explosion.

The footage emerged two days after the attack on the Hindu Erawan shrine in central, downtown Bangkok. The pipe bomb killed at least 20 people - including one Briton - and injured more than 100.

The video was shot by a dashboard camera from a car in a traffic jam. It shows a flash of light briefly interrupt the dark skies, with a huge cloud emerging in the distance, with several sparks shooting up in the air. An elevated walkway can be seen ahead, which could be the location from where a previous amateur video captured the blast.

On Tuesday CCTV footage and stills were released that appeared to show a young man, wearing a yellow t-shirt and heavy framed glasses, depositing a rucksack on a bench by the shrine before disappearing into the crowd just minutes before the explosion.

Authorities have now released a sketch of the man they want to question and are appealing for anyone with information surrounding the alleged bomber to come forward, offering a reward of one million Baht (the national currency) – equivalent to roughly £28,000.

On Wednesday, the national chief of police Somyot Poompanmoung said he did not believe the attacker was acting alone, telling reporters he was part of a “network”.

Police released a sketch of the man who they believe may be connected to the attacks

"I am confident that there are Thais involved but I am not saying it is just Thais or that there are foreigners," he said.

The police chief also told reporters: “I don't suspect one person, I suspect many people”.

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