Vietnamese victims of Bangkok apartment blaze receive embassy assistance

Update: 17:47 | 04/04/2018
Staff of the Vietnamese Embassy to Thailand visited and offered comfort to 13 Vietnamese who were injured in a fire at the Ratchathewi Apartment complex in Bangkok on early April 3.
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According to information from the embassy, the fire broke out at about 2.30 am yesterday morning, killing three people and leaving 60 others injured.

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Hai Bang (far left) visits Vietnamese victims of the fire. (Photo: NDO)

Immediately after the incident, the embassy contacted local authorities to promptly verify and search for Vietnamese citizens who could have been injured in the blaze. As of Tuesday afternoon, two of the three dead were positively identified as not being Vietnamese, while the third victim remains unidentified.

Thirteen Vietnamese were among the injured. They are being monitored and receiving treatment at four local hospitals, with all expected to make a full recovery. Several have already been discharged from the hospitals.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is continuing to instruct the embassy to keep a close eye on the case, get regular updates from local authorities, and take the necessary steps to protect Vietnamese citizens.

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(Source: NDO)