BANGKOK, Aug 18 — Following the bomb blast at Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok yesterday, local Thai news have listed 10 high-risk areas to be avoided in the city.
1. Ratchaprasong junction (area of blast, Centralworld, Siam)
2. Pathumwan junction (MBK)
3. Silom road (Sala Daeng)
4. Khao San
5. Narathiwat junction (Sathorn, CBD)
6. Victory Monument
7. Chai Building
8. Benjasiri park
9. Thonglor (Funky Villa, DEMO, Sukhumvit soi 55)
10. Tourist sections of Sukhumvit Road (Main areas of Asok, Nana, Phrom Pong, Thonglor)
The list was compiled and posted on Facebook by former Singapore politician Nicole Seah, who is currently based in Bangkok.
The massive explosion at the popular Hindu shrine in the heart of the city killed at least 22 people yesterday and wounded about 120 more, authorities told CNN.
According to Bernama, a Malaysian man and woman have been identified by the Thai media centre, as among eight foreign nationals killed in the fatal bombing yesterday evening. They are Neoh Jai Aun and Lim Saw Sek, who are believed to have been on holiday in Bangkok.
In statement today, Wisma Putra advised Malaysians in the Thai capital to closely monitor the situation and to follow instructions issued by the authorities. Malaysian citizens in Thailand who require consular assistance are advised to contact the Malaysian Embassy via phone (+662 629 6800 / +6687 028 4659 [after working hours]), fax (+662 679 2208 / +662 679 2270) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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