Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pinay injured in Bangkok blast – DFA

A Filipino woman was injured in the deadly blast that struck Bangkok Monday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
 
“The (Philippine) Embassy confirms that one Filipina was injured. She sustained injury to her hearing due to the blast,” Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said Tuesday.
 
Jose declined to release her identity upon the Filipino’s request, but said “she is in Bangkok together with a foreign family she is working for and will return to their country soon.”
 
“She requests that her other personal details not be revealed,” Jose said.
 
Earlier reports said a Filipino was among the more than 20 people killed in the attack on Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine, but the DFA said it still verifying the information.
 
Following the attack, the Philippine government called on Filipinos in Bangkok to take extra precautions but stopped short of issuing a travel alert.
 
Thailand is home to 14,000 to 15,000 Filipinos, mostly based in capital Bangkok.
 
“We are assessing security situation in Thailand to determine our next course of action,” Jose said.
 
The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, on the other hand, is closely coordinating with Thai authorities to confirm the reported Filipino fatality.
 
A Philippine consular team are making rounds in the city’s hospitals to verify if any Filipinos are among those who perished or have been injured and to provide assistance.  — RSJ, GMA News

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