Six Taiwanese injured in Bangkok bombing (Taiwan News)
Aug 18, 2015 UncategorizedComments Off on Six Taiwanese injured in Bangkok bombing (Taiwan News)
Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Six Taiwanese tourists were among those injured in a huge bomb explosion in central Bangkok on Monday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday. At least 22 people were killed and 120 others were wounded at the explosion near the popular Erawan Shrine, according to foreign media reports. The ministry said the injured people are being treated at 21 hospitals and that the Thai government has set up an emergency response center to deal with the situation. Taiwan’s representative office in Thailand has sent officials to see the hospitalized Taiwanese nationals and has contacted their families in Taiwan, the ministry said. One of the Taiwanese victims was said to suffer burns to much of her body.
The ministry said the government currently maintains a yellow travel advisory, the second level in its four-color alert system, for Thailand and is carefully considering whether to adjust the alert level. A yellow alert warns people to exercise caution and to review whether to travel to the affected area. Under the four-color system, the lowest level is gray, followed by yellow, then orange and finally red. A red alert is the highest warning level and advises people to refrain from traveling to the region in question. (By Wang Cheng-chung and Y.F. Low)