In a separate development on Tuesday, police said a small explosive device appeared to have been thrown towards a pier from the Taksin Bridge in the Thai capital. Security camera footage shows people on a walkway at the Sathorn pier being showered with water after the object fell into the Chao Phraya River. Tuesday no link had been made to Monday’s attack and no one was hurt but it is perhaps too close to call a coincidence.
Police continue searching for the bomber and a one million baht (£18,000) reward has been offered to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
The pipe bomb Monday was packed with ball bearings; the majority of those killed outright sustained wounds inflicted by these.
The main opposition has denied any involvement in the bomb blast. It said such an attack was bound to physically hurt Thai citizens and they would never do that.
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U.K. Foreign Secretary Philp Hammond has confirmed a British citizen as one the dead; the victim was female and living in Hong Kong. She was on a trip to Thailand.
SCMP reorts the woman as Vivian Chan, 19, a law student at the University of London.
Hammond also went on record to warn British citizens in Thailand of a "serious alert for further terrorist activities."
As if to reinforce Hammond's words the Guardian reports a new incident "In a separate development on Tuesday, police said a small explosive device appeared to have been thrown towards a pier from the Taksin bridge in the Thai capital. Security camera footage showed people on a walkway at the Sathorn pier being showered with water after the object fell into the Chao Phraya river. No link has been made to Monday’s attack and no one was hurt."
Street cleaners have been washing away blood stains and removing wreckage Tuesday as Bangkok picks itself up and dists itself down. Perhaps ironically the golden statue and shrine are intact. Images from the scene however show widespread destruction surrounding the shrine.
Through semi-tumultus times Britains still love to visit Thailand and make around 900,000 visits each year.
You can check the latest British Foreign Office Thailand travel advice here. The advice begins: