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Foreign Secretary statement on Bangkok attack

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms a British national was killed in the attack on the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on 17 August

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The Foreign Secretary said:

The loss of life and injury in Bangkok is horrific and I condemn this callous act of violence against completely innocent and unsuspecting members of the public.

I can confirm that one British national, a resident of Hong Kong, lost her life in the attack. British Embassy staff in Thailand are assisting her family at this very difficult time.

My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones, and with the Thai people.

Foreign Office officials are in close contact with the Thai authorities and have offered UK assistance in the investigation of this abhorrent act.

British nationals in Thailand should check the Foreign Office website for the latest travel advice.

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Published 18 August 2015