Thai police offer reward for information on bomb suspects

2015-08-19 10:32
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Bangkok - Thai police are offering a reward for information on bombing suspects.

Police spokesman Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri says in a tweet that 1 million baht, the equivalent to $28 080 is being offered for any word on bomber or bombers suspected of planting the explosive device that went off at a downtown shrine on a busy Monday evening, killing 20 people and wounding nearly 130 others.

A series of photos of one suspect have been released to the public.

They show a man in a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack.

Police say they believe he wasn't acting alone.

Residents of Bangkok are posting messages of unity and condolences alongside flowers and incense sticks at a downtown shrine where the explosion took place.

One of those who prayed at the Erawan shrine on Wednesday morning was office worker Nuansupha Sarunsikarin. She says: "I'm depressed for those innocent people who had to pay for something they're not involved with, and now they've got no chance to live their lives because of someone else's agenda. I feel sad for them, their families and relatives."

Messages posted on a board at the shrine included one in English: "Be strong. Be together."

The popular open-air shrine, built in 1956, houses the statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of Hindu god Brahma.

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