Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok warns citizens to avoid 10 areas of the city
The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on 18 August 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 on 17 August 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 Lar and Sukhumvit Road.
Police have circulated photos and mockup image of the bombing suspect. Photo: EPA