Bangkok Bombings

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Above: August 18, 2015 – Police approach the cordoned-off blast site at Rajaprasong.

Day Three: August 19, 2015

Bangkok Bombing: ‘Facebook Prophet’ Meets With Police
…Pongpob confirmed he is indeed Facebook user “Wichawate Pornpromraksa,” which posted a status on Thursday warning people in Bangkok to beware of unspecified incident between Friday and Tuesday…

Prime Minister Prayuth urges bombers who attacked Bangkok this week to turn themselves in for their own safety, saying, otherwise, they could be killed

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Sukhumvit Road Reopens After BTS Nana Bomb Scare

Police seal off traffic lanes on Sukhumvit road from Soi 7-9 as a suspicious object was found placed in the area

Somyot says Ratchaprasong bomber aided by some Thais
…Security at China Town was boosted with patrol police and soldiers conducted foot patrol along the road to ensure safety for tourists.
He said it was impossible for a foreigner to come into Bangkok and would able to know where to go and how to ride motorcycle across the bridge…

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Special bomb use indicates different suspect group
[This report attempts to add to the mystique of the Erawan Shrine.]
…Buildings on the periphery of the blast such as the Police General Hospital, Gaysorn Plaza and the Hyatt Erawan Hote, some 50-100 metres away, suffered glass damage from debris and the force of the explosion.
But surprisingly, the main Erawan Shrine which sits only five metres from the deadly explosion site, suffered only slight damage.

Day Two: August 18, 2015

Myanmar citizens warned to avoid 10 Bangkok danger zones
…The areas specified were the intersections at Ratchaprasong, Pathuwan, Sala Daeng, Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, and Tuek Chai; Khao San Road, Victory Monument, Benjasiri Park, Soi Thong Lor and Sukhumvit Road…
23 nations issue Thailand travel advisories

More than 900,000 Brits visit Thailand even though it’s regarded as dangerous

Second bomb is similar to Ratchaprasong bomb

Hong Kong warns its residents to avoid travel to Bangkok

Video that seems to show the bombing suspect leaving a backpack at the Rajaprasong blast site

Attack on tourist sites continues: Powerful bomb thrown at pier beneath the Taksin bridge
…Witnesses near the bridge said hundreds of small pellets were strewn into all directions from the explosion which they said was a pipe bomb…

BREAKING VIDEO Second blast targets Sathorn pier

Bomb tossed at Sathorn pier, no injuries

Bangkok Bombing: Junta Chairman Says He Was Misquoted by AFP

Thai PBS: “Prayut condemns bomb attacker a bad guy”

Sky News: Thai Bombs Try To ‘Bend Country Out Of Shape’

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Above: August 18, 2015 – Blast site at Rajaprasong.

Day One: August 17, 2015

Slate: Bombing in Bangkok Is Just One Sign of Thailand’s Fragile, Dangerous Political Situation

Breitbart: Thailand Bombing: Islamic Separatists Rarely Claim Credit, Linked to ISIS/Al Qaeda

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Video 2 (dashcam)
Video 3 (dashcam)
Video 4 (walking on the skybridge)

Death toll rises to 19: Erawan centre

Update: 18 killed, 117 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Thai PBS: Death toll from bomb explosion at Rajprasong intersection rose to 16 with seven of them died at the scene of the blast

Update: 16 killed, 81 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Police chief says 16 killed in blast

The Independent: Tourists ‘targeted’ as 27 people killed at Erawan shrine (Later, it was changed to: Bangkok bomb as it happened: Number confirmed dead rises to 19 as tourists ‘targeted’ at Erawan shrine)

The Independent: Bangkok bombing Q&A: How many British travellers are in Thailand? Is it safe to travel to the country?

Scores killed, hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Two dead as bomb rocks central Bangkok: AFP

Bomb kills at least seven, wounds over 30

Also:

Notable terrorist incidents in Thailand – 1970-2007

More about the area:

Pre-1987: A visit to the old Erawan Hotel

2006: Destruction of the Phra Prom statue

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9 Responses to Bangkok Bombings

  1. Wiz says:

    Here the photo of bombing at Rajprasong intersection – near Thao Mahaphrom shrine – killing 2-3 men while injuring 30 men and wrecking 30 automobile
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093190

  2. Wiz says:

    trying to defuse another bomb at Rajprasong – after 12 body counts and scores of injured while 5 motorcycles burnt Photo from Nong Zoom Zoom
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174263

    Bombing at Rajprasong around 7 PM
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174255
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVaiLd7R4o

    Big Too asking Big Pom to start the investigation on the bombing at Rajprasong – after he got the news
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174268
    http://manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093199

    NSC sending the officer to deal with the bomb at Rajprasong
    http://www.naewna.com/politic/174271

    No need to shut down the schools after bombing at Rajprasong
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174272

  3. Wiz says:

    People post giving mysterious message: 14-18 August will be the showdown – let’s see if the men of people post has become collateral damage – now People post condemning the bomber – however, Thai nettizens have given a dose of criticism
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174331
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B7%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%99%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B7%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%98%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%9B%E0%B9%84%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%A2-People-Post/856847801047076

    Even editor Lai Jud condemning the bomber – who reaps the benefits from the bomb at Rajprasong?
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174330

    BMA Governor Sukhumbhand reporting that he and his BMA men going to check the CCTV to find who is the real bomber via Twitter
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174328

    Even Governor of Nonthaburi (one of three provinces of Greater BKK) – needs to add full vigilante after the bombing at Rajprasong
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174327

    the list of the first 25 casualties from the bombs at Rajprasong – many are tourists
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174326

    Pray for Rajprasong – Prayting for Bangkok – praying for Thailand – no more hurting Thailand – Be Strong Thailand
    Thai nettizen changing the profiles in response of bombing at Rajprasong
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=941001995945491&set=pcb.941002072612150&type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=941002052612152&set=pcb.941002072612150&type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=822875151166327&set=p.822875151166327&type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=941002015945489&set=pcb.941002072612150&type=1&theater
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174329

  4. Wiz says:

    No need for emergency decree – Junta and Big Dong insist
    http://www.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093225
    http://manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093293

    Yinglux just condemns the bomber
    http://www.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093247
    MOD speaker condemn the bomber
    http://www.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093242

    Note: People post mentioned above is UDD mouthpiece as ASTV has pointed out – a clear sign that UDD men must know who are the masterminds along with the bombers even though may never know by names
    http://manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093235

  5. Wiz says:

    Here is the official: BMA shut down 18 BMA schools around Pathumwan and Rajprasong for a day after the rajprasong bomb blazing at 6.55 PM of 17 August 2015
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093252

    Latest figures of casualties: 27 body counts including 4 foreign tourists and 81 injured in 14 hospitals after vehicle being bombed with 4 pound TNT
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093190

    Photo series: EOD Defusing the bombs at Rajprasong
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093244

    Photo series: Army and Police collecting the evidences from the bombing scene
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093238

    the list of the first 25 casualties from the bombs at Rajprasong – many are tourists
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174326

  6. Wiz says:

    Latest figures of casualties: 27 body counts including 4 foreign tourists and 81 injured in 14 hospitals after vehicle being bombed with 4 pound TNT
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093190

    Photo series: BMA CCTV at the moment of 4 pound TNT bomb blazing at Rajprasong with a radius of destruction at 100-150 meters
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQdpZoVd3xg
    http://manager.co.th/Crime/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093206

    Police Chief condemning the bombing at Rajprasong – now assigning Pol Gen Chakthip who will become police chief on 1 october 2015 to track down the bombers and masterminds
    http://manager.co.th/Crime/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093272

  7. Wiz says:

    Entertainers and celebrities mourning for the death from Rajprasong bombing – while begging Thai nettizens not to show disrespect to the death by sharing the photographs of the body counts – Many are going to donate their blood to save more lives after the bombing due to the reports of blood shortage by Thai Red Cross
    http://manager.co.th/Entertainment/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093236

    Chulalongkorn memorial hospital announcement: 2 deaths (a girl and a lady) and 25 injured (3 on ER for surgery) in this hospital
    MoPH reporting that there are 16 deaths and 92 injured ( Chulalongkorn memorial hospital 28, Rama 9 hospital 1, BMA Central Hospital 6, Kluay Nam Thai One Hospital 2, Phaythai One Hospital 1, Ramadhibodee 5, Phra Mongkut Hospital 5, Hua Chiaw hospital 12, Loedsin hospital 8, Children hospital 2, Bangkok Christian 4, Vajira Hospital 8 Saint Louise 1} Mahesak 1, total 92
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093243

    Thai red cross still have enough blood – now injured 81
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093219

    Ramadhibodee Hospital going to add more beds to deal with rising number of casualties from the bomb at Rajprasong
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093203

  8. Wiz says:

    Full vigilante around Chiang Mai city
    http://manager.co.th/Local/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093246

    Setting up checkpoints around Chiang Mai city
    http://manager.co.th/Local/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093301

    Junta said the newws about BMA school shut down for a day is a hoax – ONLY sartit Prathumwan has stopped for a day
    http://www.manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093222

    Entertainers and celebrities mourning for the death from Rajprasong bombing – while begging Thai nettizens not to show disrespect to the death by sharing the photographs of the body counts – Many are going to donate their blood to save more lives after the bombing due to the reports of blood shortage by Thai Red Cross
    http://manager.co.th/Entertainment/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093236

    Chulalongkorn memorial hospital announcement: 2 deaths (a girl and a lady) and 25 injured (3 on ER for surgery) in this hospital
    MoPH reporting that there are 16 deaths and 92 injured ( Chulalongkorn memorial hospital 28, Rama 9 hospital 1, BMA Central Hospital 6, Kluay Nam Thai One Hospital 2, Phaythai One Hospital 1, Ramadhibodee 5, Phra Mongkut Hospital 5, Hua Chiaw hospital 12, Loedsin hospital 8, Children hospital 2, Bangkok Christian 4, Vajira Hospital 8 Saint Louise 1} Mahesak 1, total 92
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093243

    Thai red cross still have enough blood – now injured 81
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093219
    http://www.naewna.com/local/174298

    Ramadhibodee Hospital going to add more beds to deal with rising number of casualties from the bomb at Rajprasong
    http://manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000093203

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