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No Filipinos hurt in Bangkok bombings – DFA

/ 12:08 AM August 03, 2019
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Department of Foreign Affairs. (Photo from the DFA Facebook account)

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos were reported to be among the casualties in a series of small explosions in Bangkok, Thailand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

The bombings, which injured four people, took place as Thailand was hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings.

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But in a statement, the DFA said “no delegation attending the said high-level meetings was affected.”

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“Furthermore, there were no Filipino casualties reported,” it added.

In light of the recent bombings, the DFA urged Filipinos staying and traveling in Thailand to remain calm.

However, the DFA still reminded Filipinos to take extra precautions.

“Filipinos are likewise advised to cooperate with Thai authorities as they implement heightened security measures,” the DFA said.

It added that the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok continues to monitor the situation.

Filipinos in Thailand may ask information on security-related incidents or request for assistance from the embassy through its landline: (+662) 259-0139 to 40, 258-5401, +668 992-65954; or via email at [email protected] or [email protected], the DFA noted.

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