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Immigration Department follows up fatal traffic accident in Thailand

     Regarding media enquiries on the fatal traffic accident in Thailand, the Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 9) responded as follows:

     Concerning the fatal traffic accident in Thailand, the ImmD continued to maintain contact with the injured and the family of the deceased, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Thailand to render practical assistance according to their wish.

     Officers of the ImmD visited the injured at the hospital this morning to learn about the progress of their recovery. One of the injured remained in the hospital for observation and treatment. Officers of the ImmD had also, according to the wish of the injured and their family, arranged for the woman and her son who sustained minor injuries in the accident to return to Hong Kong this afternoon. Officers of ImmD will stay in Thailand to assist family members of the deceased to claim the dead bodies as well as handle related document issuance procedures and formalities.

     Hong Kong residents travelling outside Hong Kong who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of ImmD at (852) 1868.

Ends/Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:08


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