Bangkok blast: Embassy working to determine number of Malaysians affected

Bangkok blast: Embassy working to determine number of Malaysians affected
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PETALING JAYA - The Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok is working closely with Thai authorities to determine how many Malaysians were affected by the fatal bombing in Bangkok on Monday evening.

"We can confirm there are Malaysians among the dead, while a few others were injured," said an embassy official on Tuesday.

The official could not, however, confirm the number of Malaysians affected by the blast.

At least 21 people are said to have been killed in the bomb blast.

The explosion, which occurred at about 7pm (8pm Malaysian time) Monday, occurred at the Ratchaprasong intersection, near the famous Erawan Shrine and Bangkok's colourful and high-street shopping.

In statement on Tuesday, Wisma Putra advised Malaysians in the Thai capital to closely monitor the situation and to follow instructions issued by the authorities.

The Ministry also advised those requiring consular assistance to contact the Malaysian Embassy via phone (+662 629 6800 / +6687 028 4659 [after working hours]), fax (+662 679 2208 / +662 679 2270) or email (malbangkok@kln.gov.my).

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