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…
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…
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
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
Above: August 18, 2015 – Blast site at Rajaprasong.
Day One: August 17, 2015
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)
More about the area:
Pre-1987: A visit to the old Erawan Hotel