Bangkok blast: Malaysian tourist escapes with just three stitches

Bangkok blast: Malaysian tourist escapes with just three stitches
Kim Siok: ‘I felt pain on the left side of my forehead.
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BANGKOK - Malaysian tourist Tan Kim Siok was standing behind her son-in-law at an intersection near Erawan Shrine when Monday's blast occurred. Luckily, both survived.

Kim Siok, 50, received three stitches to her forehead as a result but her son-in-law Tan Rui Hun suffered more serious injuries to his left shoulder and shin.

He had to undergo operation to remove fragments from the explosion.

"I was shocked when it happened. I just quickly ran to find a place to hide," Kim Siok told reporters when met at the Hua Chiew hospital where her son-in-law is warded.

"I cannot remember much. All I know is that I felt pain on the left side of my forehead," she added.

The two, together with Rui Hun's wife, were walking to a nearby Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) train station at about 7pm when they felt the blast.

Rui Hun's wife escaped unhurt.

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