Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has condemned the terrorist attack in Bangkok which killed over twenty people and injured over 120. One of the dead has also been confirmed as a British citizen although her name has yet to be released.
The terrorist attack is the largest to have taken place in Thailand and the authorities have admitted that they have been taken surprise by the bombing. The authorities confirmed that the bomb was a 3 kilogram pipe bomb designed to cause maximum damage.
Hammond said in a statement:
“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”.