Bangkok blast: Missing Malaysian feared dead

BANGKOK - The deadly Erawan Shrine bomb blast on Monday may have claimed a fifth Malaysian life after search teams found part of a hand at the site of the explosion.

Lim Su See, 52, who is related to the other four deceased Malaysians, has been pronounced missing in the list of victims as her body has yet to be found.

However, rescuers have found a hand that a family member said could likely belong to her.

"They have taken a DNA sample of the hand. The result will be out tomorrow," said Lim's relative Khaw Wi Kai, 33, when met at the Police General Hospital's forensic wing here on Tuesday.

The four Malaysians who are confirmed to have died are Lee Tze Siang and his daughter, Lee Jing Xuan, as well as Lim Saw Gek and Neoh Jai Jun.

The Malaysian Embassy also confirmed that three Malaysians had been injured in the carnage.