Bangkok Blast

An Indonesian Killed in Bangkok Blast

Fajar Nugraha    •    Selasa, 18 Aug 2015 14:43 WIB
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An Indonesian Killed in Bangkok Blast
A policeman (C) inspects the cordoned-off site of a bomb blast at the popular Erawan shrine in the heart of tourist and commercial centre of Bangkok on August 18, 2015. (Photo: AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)

Metrotvnews.com, Bangkok: An Indonesian died in a huge blast outside the Erawan Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand.

The victim was known to be Lioe Lie Tjing, the wife of another Indonesian, Hermawan Indradjaja.

"The wife was dead. The husband experienced head wounds. The condition is critical," said the spokesperson of Foreign Ministry Arrmanatha Nasir when contacted by Metrotvnews.com, Tuesday (8/18/2015).

"They were found in two different hospitals, the wife was in the police hospital, where the husband was at Huan Chiew Hospital," he continued.

Arrmanatha said the government through its embassy in Bangkok continues to search all hospitals in Bangkok as they are trying to find other Indonesian victims.

Currently, the embassy keeps monitoring the developments and contacting local authorities. Meanwhile, the hotline provided by the embassy in Bangkok is +66929031103.

Erawan Shrine, located nearby a famous hotel in Bangkok, is a well known tourism spot, especially for East Asian tourists. There are lots of Thai people praying in the shrine, including Chinese tourists.

The latest update says two Chinese and one Filipino were reported to have died in the blast. Meanwhile, most of the injured victims were also from China.

The explosion outside Erawan has killed 22 people and injured 123 others.


(WIL)