SINGAPORE, (Aug 18) — A Singaporean woman was among those killed by Monday evening deadly bomb blast in Bangkok, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
In response to media queries, the MFA spokesman said Singapore’s Embassy in Bangkok was currently providing consular assistance to the family of the deceased.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved family for their loss. We are deeply saddened by this development and reiterate our strong condemnation of this indiscriminate act of violence,” he said.
Singapore’s Ambassador to Thailand, Chua Siew San visited the other injured Singaporeans at the various local hospitals earlier this morning.
All are receiving medical attention, while those with light injuries have been discharged.
The embassy will continue to provide consular support for the injured Singaporeans and their next-of-kin.
MFA has also contacted the majority of the registered Singaporeans in Bangkok and monitoring the situation closely.
It was reported the death toll from the Bangkok blast has increased to 22 with 123 injured.
Those killed were eight tourists from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.– BERNAMA