A Shanghai man was among the fatalities of an explosion that rocked Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine on Monday night, leaving at least 20 people dead and 130 more injured.
The identity of the Shanghai victim was not revealed, but he was reported to be 38 years old. A friend of the man, surnamed Gu, said in a xinmin.cn report that the deceased had been traveling in Thailand with another companion who was injured in the blast, according to Shanghai Daily.
According to recent updates, six Chinese travelers, including two from Hong Kong, were killed when a bomb ripped through the popular tourist area in the middle of the capital.
One of them was identified as Vivian Chan Wing-yan, a 19-year-old Hong Kong-born woman who was attending university in London. She was visiting Thailand with her friend Arcadia Pang Wan-chee, a 24-year-old Hongkonger, who was also killed in the blast.
A 24-year-old mainland Chinese woman was also among the dead, although her age and name were not revealed. The identities of the other Chinese fatalities also have yet to be confirmed, and one reportedly remains missing.
Meanwhile, 17 mainlanders, two Hong Kong tourists and three people from Taiwan are still receiving treatment in the hospital, while 10 others have been discharged, SCMP reports.
Police are now on the hunt for a suspect who was seen in CCTV footage slipping a backpack under a park bench at the site of the explosion before fleeing the scene.
“The yellow-shirt guy is not just the suspect. He is the bomber,” police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiritold The Associated Press.