At least 3 Taiwanese hurt in Bangkok blast

TAIPEI, Taiwan - At least three Taiwanese tourists were injured in the explosion near a tourist hotspot in Bangkok yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said.

According to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, the official office which represents Taiwan in the Southeast Asian country, the three were sent to the hospital for treatment, according to a statement issued by the MOFA late yesterday. The MOFA did not identify the injured or give further information on their injuries.

The Thailand Office has sent representatives to the hospital to provide help. The office said its will keep close contract with local authorities in order to better the situation and to provide timely assistance if other Taiwanese nationals were found to be injured.