Erawan Blast Bangkok

August 18, 2015 by | Filed Under: hpexclude, News, Regional News

Erawan update no. 2: Bangkok, 18 August, 11 AM

Yesterday evening, just before 7 pm local time, there was an explosion at the Erawan Shrine at the Rachaprasong intersection in the center of Bangkok, Thailand. There have been fatalities and people injured.

On Tuesday morning, 18 August, the police have the area under control and the authorities are investigating the incident. Though the Rachaprasong area remains closed, life in the Thai capital is continuing as normally as possible this morning.

Erwan Shrine Bangkok Tuesday morning 18 August (c) Straits Times

Fortunately no guests, staff or associates of Khiri Travel were impacted by the blast. We send our sincere condolences to friends and families of those who were affected.

The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We are therefore monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of the police in Bangkok. As a precaution, we have advised travelers and partners to try and avoid busy downtown areas like Victory Monument, Pathumwan MBK intersection, Silom, Narathiwas, Benjasiri Park and Thonglor.

Khiri Travel Thailand can be contacted any time at our emergency phone at +66 (0)89 810 0455 or by email at customer.thailand@khiri.com.

For further information you may want to follow Thailand-based news organizations like The Nation newspaper and Bangkok Post.

The United Kingdom made notice of the explosion on the government’s foreign travel advice website.

The Dutch government recommends staying alert and following the media on their Foreign Affairs website and Twitter @NLinThailand.

The government of the USA does not give a negative travel advice, but advises US citizens to stay clear of the area around Erawan Shrine via the website of the Embassy of the United States in Bangkok or follow them via Twitter @ACSBKK.

We will update you if there are any changes to our normal tour activities. If required we will share another update with you tomorrow, Wednesday 19 August.

Brought to you by Khiri Travel Thailand management team

 


Erawan update no. 1: Bangkok, 17 August

Just before 7 pm local time today, Monday 17 August, there was an explosion at the Erawan Shrine at the Rachaprasong intersection in the center of Bangkok, Thailand. There have been fatalities and people injured.

At this moment it seems that no guests, staff or associates of Khiri Travel were impacted by the explosion. We send our sincere condolences to friends and families of those who were affected.

Bangkok Erawan Shrine bomb blast 17 August 2015  (c)The Guardian

The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We are therefore monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of the police in Bangkok.

We will update you if there are any changes to our normal tour activities.

Khiri Travel Thailand can be contacted any time at our emergency phone at +66 (0)89 810 0455. Or by email at customer.thailand@khiri.com.

We will share another update with you tomorrow, Tuesday 18 August, or sooner if required.

On behalf of Khiri Travel Thailand management team

Photo 1 by The Straits Times

Photo 2 by The Guardian