By: Sophia Yang/Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) raised its travel alert level for Thailand from
yellow to orange late Tuesday, advising travelers to postpone any visits to the country.
Monday’s rush-hour blast left 22 dead, including two Hong Kong and four Chinese citizens, and injured more than 100 at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Six Taiwanese tourists were injured in the explosion including a family of three surnamed Chang who returned to Taiwan late Tuesday for further medical treatment.
According to Taiwan’s tourism bureau, a total of 275 Taiwanese in 14 groups are traveling in Thailand, and MOFA is assisting injured tourists to exit the country. [FULL STORY]