Bangkok blast: Husband of Singapore victim hopes to return home with her body

BANGKOK - The husband of the Singaporean woman killed in the blast in Bangkok said on Wednesday (Aug 19) that he hoped to return to Singapore with her body.

Mr Ng Su Teck, 35, told The Straits Times that he wanted to return home together with his wife Melisa Liu Rui Chun, who was killed in Monday night's deadly bomb attack in the Thai capital.

He was waiting for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to arrange for evacuation, he added.

The Straits Times understands that Mr Ng was discharged in the afternoon on Wednesday.

Speaking at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mr Ng said he would speak to the media when he is back in Singapore and feeling better.

"Just let me rest and I do not want to talk about what happened," he said. "I don't want to make it a big thing."

Mr Ng sustained burns and his right leg was cut by shrapnel. His hearing was also affected by the blast.

Ms Liu, 34, died on the spot when the bomb blast ripped through the evening crowd at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Monday. The area is where the popular Erawan Shrine is located.

Mr Ng, who works in sales, and Ms Liu, an employee at AXA Singapore, had travelled to Bangkok with some companions for a holiday. Her brother was also among the seven Singaporeans injured.

At least 11 foreigners were among the 20 people killed in the blast, which left more than 120 others injured.

The Erawan Shrine reopened on Wednesday, with Thai monks leading prayers and some devotees, including tourists, turning up at the site.

This article was first published on August 19, 2015.
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