Singaporean woman killed in Bangkok bomb blast identified

UPDATE: The Singaporean victim has been identified as 34-year-old Madam Melisa Liu Rui Chun, reported The Straits Times. She died on the spot. 

A Singaporean woman was killed in the bomb blast that rocked Bangkok's Ratchaprasong area on Monday night, reported local media.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), some Singaporeans were injured in the incident.

MFA said its embassy staff are providing consular assistance to affected Singaporeans.

Dozens of tourists were injured in the bombing, which appeared to have been targeted at foreigners.

MFA urged Singaporeans in Bangkok to take necessary safety precautions, avoid the vicinity of the explosion and to monitor the local news closely.