Some of the bombs that went of in Hua Hin, Thailand on 11 Aug 2016 were placed in potplants (Photo: @EdwinWiek/Twitter) - Credit: Some of the bombs that went of in Hua Hin, Thailand on 11 Aug 2016 were placed in potplants (Photo: @EdwinWiek/Twitter)
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 11:40
Four Dutch hurt in Thailand bombings, Dutch FM expresses condolences
As far as is known to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, four Dutch people were injured in a series of bombings in Thailand on Thursday night and Friday morning, the ministry said in a statement. The Dutch victims are three women, age 49, 23 and 18 years, and a 72 year old man. The three women are still in the hospital - the 49-year-old and 23-year-old were seriously injured, the 18-year-old sustained only minor injuries. The Dutch man went to hospital for treatment and was released a short time later. "Our sympathies go out to the victims and their families", Minster Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said. "The Dutch embassy is doing everything possible to help the Dutch people involved and provide support." The Dutch ambassador in Thailand, Karel Hartogh, and a number of consular staff members traveled from Bangkok to Hua Hin to visit the Dutch victims and provide assistance where necessary. All four Dutch were hurt in Hua Hin. The Ministry did not receive reports of injured Dutch from other bombing sites. So far there were 11 bombings in southern and central Thailand on Thursday night and Friday morning. According to local media, at least 4 people were killed and 35 were injured, including a number of tourists. The authorities believe local insurgents are responsible and have ruled out international terrorism.