INGAPORE: Singaporeans are among those injured in an explosion in Bangkok, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (Aug 17).
Embassy staff are rendering consular assistance to the affected Singaporeans, and they are in contact with the Thai authorities to check if there are more Singaporeans affected in the incident, said MFA in a statement. The Ministry said it is also contacting registered Singaporeans based in Bangkok.
MFA also urged Singaporeans in Bangkok to avoid the vicinity of the explosion and to monitor local news. It also said Singaporeans should contact the Singapore Embassy if they need urgent assistance.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore’s Bangkok Mission staff have met the injured Singaporeans and that they are rendering consular assistance.
“Singapore strongly condemns the bomb blast in Bangkok and is saddened by the loss of innocent lives,” said an MFA spokesperson. “We convey our condolences to the families of the victims and hope the injured will have a speedy recovery.”
Singaporeans may contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at +65 6379 8800 / 8855 or [email protected] Singaporeans who are in or visiting Bangkok are advised to register with the Singapore Embassy at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/.
At least 16 were killed in the incident, said Thai police, while local media reported the death toll at 27.