Thailand - twin terror bombs in resort town Hua Hin
Friday, 12 August 2016
The Australian embassy in Bangkok is urgently trying to determine if any Australians have been hurt in bombings at the Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin.
One Thai woman was killed and 19 people including foreigners were injured in twin blasts in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.
“One Thai woman was killed and altogether from the two bombs 19 people were injured. Of those 19, three are in serious condition and seven of the injured are foreigners — four women and three men,” a local police officer from Hua Hin south of Bangkok told AFP.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade statement said embassy officials were urgently seeking information from Thai authorities on whether Australians were involved.
“Australians concerned for the welfare of family and friends who may be in the area should first attempt to contact them directly,” the statement said.
Failing that, relatives are advised to contact the DFAT’s 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 6261 3305 from overseas.