Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok warns citizens to avoid 10 areas of the city


A member of the bomb squad in protective suit talks to a colleague as the body of a victim is seen on the background after an explosion near Erawan Shrine, central Bangkok, Thailand, 17 August 2015. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday warned its citizens to avoid 10 areas of the city it considers high-risk, the day after a bombing in the Thai capital killed at least 20 people and injured more than 120, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 19 August.

The bombing Monday night at a major intersection near the Erawan Hindu shrine killed and injured several foreign nationals, including Chinese and Philippine citizens.

A statement on the embassy’s website warns Myanmar citizens to avoid Ratchaprasong intersection, Pathuwan intersection, Silom Road, Khao San Road, Narathiwat intersection, Victory Monument, Tuek Chai intersection, Benjasiri Park, Soi Thong Lor and Sukhumvit Road.

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