Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-No Bangladeshi nationals are among the victims of the Bangkok bomb blast that has claimed the lives of 21 people, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Thailand has said.
Immediately after the deadly blast, the officials of Bangladesh mission in Thailand searched the hospitals where the victims were taken and they did not find any Bangladeshi citizen visiting as tourists in Bangkok, the mission officials said.
Bangkok is one of the most favourite destinations for Bangladeshi tourists.
A hotline (0066931744855) however was opened to collect the incident of any fatalities if there is any.
More than 21 people, including foreigners, are now known to have been killed by a bomb in the Thai capital. Scores were injured.
The bomb hit the Erawan Shrine, a Hindu holy site also popular with Buddhists and tourists.

It was detonated at about 19:00 local time (12:00 GMT) on Monday when the shrine, and the busy Ratchaprasong junction where it is located, were crowded.
Thailand’s military government says the bomb clearly targeted foreigners and was intended to hurt the tourist trade.
No group has said it carried out the attack.
Tourism is a major economic factor in the Kingdom of Thailand.
In 2013 it is estimated that tourism directly contributed 9 per cent (THB1 trillion) to Thailand’s GDP.
When including the indirect effects of tourism, it accounted for 20.2 per cent  (THB2.4 trillion) of Thailand’s GDP.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) uses the slogan “Amazing Thailand” to promote Thailand internationally. In 2015, this was supplemented by a “Discover Thainess” campaign.