Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BANGKOK, THAILAND. Contrary to the early reports, death toll in the explosion at the Rachaprasong intersection in central Bangkok on Monday evening,  August 17, is only 20 and not 22 according to the details of casualties released by Royal Thai Police. 

The list that was published on Tuesday, August 18, also confirmed that no Filipino has died in the incident. However, one Filipina is among the 125 injured persons which according to early reports was only 123.

The latest tally of fatalities includes; 2 Malaysians, 2 Chinese, 2 Hong Kong citizens, 1 Singaporean, 5 Thais, and eight (8) still unidentified persons as of press release time on Tuesday at 7:00 hrs.

Meanwhile, the list of injured persons who are being treated in the hospitals near the Erawan Shrine includes; 2 Malaysians, 28 Chinese, 2 Hong Kong citizens, 42 Thais, 1 Japanese, 2 Singaporeans, 1 Indonesian, and 1 Filipino. The list also included one citizen from Oman, one from Maldives and 44 unidentified persons.

The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok has already confirmed about the Filipina who was among the casualty but has yet to confirm about the Filipino who was reported to have died in the explosion.

In the press release issued by Thailand's Department of Information and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Thai government expressed its deep condolences to the victims and families of the tragedy and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

Authorities also urged the public to remain calm and monitor the situation regularly while the security agencies conduct their operations. 


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