Immigration Department follows up fatal traffic accident in Thailand

8 Jun 2015

Regarding media enquiries on the fatal traffic accident in Thailand, the Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 8) responded as follows:

After learning the fatal traffic accident in Thailand, the ImmD had immediately contacted the injured and family of the deceased, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong (OCMFA) and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Thailand (Embassy) to render practical assistance according to their wish.

Officers of the ImmD deployed to Thailand had visited the injured at the hospital today.  They discussed with the injured and family of the deceased regarding matters of medical transfer, corpse handling and issuance of relevant documents, and provided appropriate advice and assistance.

The ImmD will continue to keep contact with family members, OCMFA and the Embassy to render assistance.  Hong Kong residents travelling outside Hong Kong who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of ImmD at (852) 1868.