Thai Police Searching For Angmoh-Looking Suspect In Bangkok Blast That Kills One Singaporean


Thai authorities are searching for a suspect seen on CCTV near the scene of a bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok that killed 22 people and injured 123.

The footage shows a caucasian-looking man in a yellow T-shirt sitting on a bench and taking off a large, black backpack. He then stands up and walks away before checking his phone.

A Singaporean woman was among those killed in the bomb blast that ripped through a busy intersection in central Bangkok on Monday evening (Aug 17).

A notice posted at the Police General Hospital in Bangkok revealed that the Singaporean woman killed in the incident is Ms Melisa Liu and that the Singaporeans injured include Ms Rosy Feng Wei, Ms Ong Chiew Huay, Ms Ong Chiew Kee and Mr Donovan Chan. It also said those injured were being treated at two hospitals – the Chulalongkorn Hospital and the Hua Chiew Hospital. 

At least 22 people were killed and scores wounded in the unprecedented attack on the city. Besides the Singaporean woman, two Chinese nationals, two Hong Kongers, two Malaysians and five Thais were killed in the blast, according to Bangkok police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri. The rest have yet to be identified.

MFA has issued a travel notice urging Singaporeans in Bangkok to avoid the vicinity of the explosion, and to monitor local news and heed the instructions of the Thai authorities. It urged Singaporeans in Bangkok to register with the ministry.

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