26 Aug 2015
Regarding media enquiries on the explosion incident in Thailand, the Immigration Department (ImmD) today (August 26) responded as follows:
Concerning the explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand, the ImmD has maintained close contact with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong (OCMFA), the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Thailand (Embassy) and the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong to understand the situation. The corpses of the two deceased Hong Kong residents in the incident had already been transferred back to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, five of the six injured residents had already returned to Hong Kong, while the last injured resident, accompanied by officers of the ImmD, will return to Hong Kong soon for further medical treatment.
The ImmD advises residents already in Bangkok to attend to personal safety and remain in safe areas. 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.