Immigration Department follows up on fatal traffic accident in Thailand

12 Jun 2015

Regarding media enquiries on the fatal traffic accident in Thailand, the Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 12) responded as follows:

Since the fatal traffic accident in Thailand on June 7, ImmD has closely followed up on the case together with 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 and rendered assistance to the injured and the family of the deceased.

With the assistance of ImmD officers and under the arrangement of the authorised transportation company for corpses, the bodies of the two deceased persons will be transferred back to Hong Kong tonight, while the funeral arrangements for the remaining deceased person will be made in Thailand according to the wishes of their family.

At present, an injured person still remains in hospital in Thailand for treatment. His family will take care of him there until he is fit for medical transfer to Hong Kong.

The ImmD will continue to liaise with the OCMFA, the Embassy, the injured person and his family members and to provide assistance accordingly.

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.